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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, January 17, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an Information card and giving it to the Committee 

try, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

DA [TEMS ARK SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY [NCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 

PROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEEER APPROVAL. 






Consent. Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Cress, 
Iselin and Weinstein for poster project 
Market Street kiosks. 



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B. Motion to authorize a reimbursement tt 
artists Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell of up 
to $3,000 for the cost of manufacturing 
terrazzo samples to represent their divider 
Strip design for the Civic Center Court 
House . 



C. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2810015 with Cheryl Riley to 
December 31, 1995, to implement her 
proposal for the Bayview Police Station 
ma i n 1 obby . 

I). Mot ion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820015 with Scott Donahue to 
October 31, 1995, to complete fabrication 
and installation of artwork for the Tarav . 
Pol ice s t a t i on . 

E. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract. #2820013 with Arthur Gonzalez to 
October 31, 1995, to complete fabrication 
and installation of artwork for the Taraval 
Pol ice Station. 




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F. Mot ion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820008 with Ann Chamberlain to 
December 31, 1995 to complete design 
development on her proposal for the 
Hospital Parking Garage. 



G. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into design 
development contract with Ann Preston for 
up to $24,000 to develop art enrichment 
proposals for Concourse G. 



3:05 II 



Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontions; Hilda Shum 

Re<|uest for approval of Hilda Shum's 

sculpture "Pish Tales" prior to 

installation. 



3:20 III 



A i rport 

Susan Pontions; Tonia Macneil 

A. Review and request for approval of 

James Carpenter's proposal for the 

International terminal. 



B. Review and request for approval of 
Vito Acconci's proposal for the 
International terminal. 

C. Request for new appointment for 
Airport Art Steering Committee. 

I). Request for reconsideration of Art 
Commission resolution regarding Kathryn 
Gustafson's proposal for the sterile 
corridor for Concourse G. 



3:50 IV. 



Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Man ton 

Report, on budget adjustments and request 

for approval of budgetary changes 



1:00 V 



New Business 

Discussion of "Circle of All Nations" 
painting performance project sponsored by 
t hp American School of Japanese Arts in 
celebration of the United Nations 50th 
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Stafr Reports 

A. Art Commission Gallery 

B. New Main Library 
'". Shnri fr ' s Faci 1 i t y 

I). Promenade Ribbon Project 

F. Sunnydale Pump Station 

F . 19th Avenue M Line 

G. Market Street Art in Transit 



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Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of Die 1973 Rehabilitation Act unit the 1990 American: 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with ttistibiltttes 

Rill Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
be held at 23 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, basement level, and can he accessed by the two main 
(.•levators In the lobby ol the building. 

IccMslMi seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 

available 

Accessible curtuide purklng has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI line* that serve this location are: 

J, K, I., M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. Ii 
order to assist (he city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are remind :d 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Sonia Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

January 9, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 



Commiaaionera Present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
William Meyer 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff Present: 

Jill Manton 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jason Tannen 
Susan Pontious 



The meeting was called to order at 3:10 p.m. 
I • Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Cress, 
Iaelin and Weinstein for poster project on 
Market Street kiosks. 

B. Motion to authorize a reimbursement to 
artiat8 Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell of up to 
$3,000 for the cost of manufacturing 
terrazzo samples to represent their divider 
strip design for the Civic Center Court 
House . 




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C. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2810015 with Cheryl Riley to 
December 31, 1995, to implement her proposal 
for the Bayview Police Station main lobby. 

D. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820015 with Scott Donahue to 
October 31, 1995, to complete fabrication 
and installation of artwork for the Taraval 
Police Station. 

E. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820013 with Arthur Gonzalez to 
October 31, 1995, to complete fabrication 
and installation of artwork for the Taraval 
Police Station. 

F. Motion to authorize extension of 
contract #2820008 with Ann Chamberlain to 
December 31, 1995 to complete design 



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development on her proposal for the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into design 
development contract with Ann Preston for up 
to $24,000 to develop art enrichment 
proposals for Concourse A. 

MOTION: Motion to approve the consent calendar 
as written. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Skilled Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious will be scheduling a studio visit to inspect 
Hilda Shum's completed sculpture, "Fish Tales" prior to 
installation. Commissioners agreed that the inspection 
could be handled by staff alone. Other art works for the 
Facility include painted columns in the activity rooms and 
a lobby sculpture, both by Hilda Shum and a garden gazebo 
designed by George Gonzalez which is almost complete. Staff 
remarked on the high quality of craftsmanship by the 
fabricator. In addition, over 40 pieces of 2-dimensional 
art have been purchased for location in the ward communal 
areas . 

III. San Francisco International Airport 

A. Concourse G. Tonia Macneil reported that Kathryn 
Gustafson had requested an opportunity to discuss the 
future of the "Shadow Walk" proposal with the Committee, 
but had since decided not to make a presentation. She will 
consider a new proposal for the departures area. 

B. Committee Appointment. Due to the resignation of 
Bob LaRocca from the Art Commission, a seat has been 
vacated on the Airport Art Steering Committee. Commissioner 
Healy proposed that Mr. LaRocca be invited to continue to 
serve on the Airport Art Steering Committee. Commissioners 
agreed to this plan. 

C. Meeting. Susan Pontious reported on the results 
of her meeting with Peter Bittenbender , in which she 
introduced the approved proposals for art work at the 
airport. Mr. Bittenbender expressed enthusiasm for the 
Commission's efforts so far. 



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IV- Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton reported on adjustments to the budget for the 
Civic Center Courthouse project. Working with the 
architect's cost estimator, she has developed a budget 
matrix so that all of the projects can be funded while 
still retaining a $62,500 contingency. The only portion of 
the project which is still unsure is the funding for a 
veneer on the columns in the Jury Assembly Room. The 
estimated cost is $14,000, which could come from the 
contingency, leaving $48,500. Before that decision is made, 
however, Manton has asked the artist to research potential 
cost-savings measures to further reduce the cost. 

MOTION: Motion to approve the final budget for 
the Civic Center Courthouse Project with the 
option to reduce the project contingency by 
$14,000 if needed to fund the column veneers for 
the Jury Assembly Room. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Public Request 

The American School of Japanese Arts has requested that the 
Art Commission pass a resolution of support for a 
painting/performance in celebration of the United Nations 
50th Anniversary. The Recreation and Park Department has 
given permission for the painting performance to take place 
June 3 in civic Center Plaza. "Circle of all Nations" will 
be a 24' x 30' canvas in 4 parts depicting a multi-colored 
circle as a symbol of unity. The canvas will be painted by 
a group of artists from different countries, using a 6' 
brush. The project organizers would like to hang the 
painting on one of the buildings in Civic Center or near 
U.N. Plaza. 

Commissioners agreed support the event and suggested that 
the organization be referred to the U.N. 50 Committee for 
further advice and support. 

MOTION: Motion of support for the painting 
performance project "Circle of All Nations" 
sponsored by the American School of Japanese Arts 
in celebration of the United Nations 50th 
Anniversary. 



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motion: Commissioner Mealy 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

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VI. Art. Commission Gallery 

Commissioner Meyer reported in h i s visit to the Norcai 
Recyc] Lng Faci I ity in connect. ion with the fence project for 
City Site. There will be a meeting of the Ad Hoc Gallery 
Committee on February 'I to discuss how to develop the 
project and how to work with Norcai. 

Jason Tannen explained that the process to select an artist 
to design the fence would be similar to that used for the 
Citj Site Projects, including a technical workshop and 
tours of the site and the Norcai Facility. Norcai would 
host the selected artist as an artist in residence and 
provide materials and tools. 

The Committee requested that several artists be offered the 
opportunity to make preliminary proposals for review by the 
Selection Panel. Both Civic Design and the Visual Arts 
Committees will have responsibility for approval of the 
Selection Panel's recommendation of an artist to receive 
the commission. 

VII. Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that Alice Aycock's stair will be 
installed January 30th. Ann Hamilton's wall will be 
installed the end of May or beginning of June, Nayland 
Blake is still finalizing the list of names for the 
authors' wall. The list will be presented to the Committee 
once it is complete. His wall will be installed by the end 
of the year. 

VIII. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that DPW supports the Art 
Commission's position that the tile floor color is not 
right and must be changed or renewed. It is likely that the 
matter will go to litigation. 

IX. Promenade Ribbon Project 

The current plan to repair the ribbon on the South 
Fmbarcadero is to sandblast, clean and seal the concrete. 
Jill Manton has been researching sealants and sand-blasting 
treatment. DPW will write a grant to the Sales Tax 
Authority to get money for differed maintenance for the 
ribbon . 



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A new problem has arisen: the silicone sealant is cracking 
in the driveways which receive heavy traffic. Dow-Corning 
had guaranteed their product, and is now working with 
Commission staff to come up with a solution. Staff is 
working with the City Attorney to determine if Dow Corning 
should assume all Liability for the repair and correction 
of the problem. 

The owner of Pier 2'i is upset with the raised portion of 
the ribbon project in front of her restaurant. The Port is 
willing to support their tenant over the protests of the 
artists who have tried to preserve their design. It will 
cost $20,000 of Port money to remove the foundation for the 
two bollards and replace them with a flat section of the 
r i bbon . 

Manton reported that so far the quality of workmanship on 
the North Embarcadero portion of the ribbon is greatly 
improved over that on the South. 



X. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that the Su 
project by Patricia Johansen was 
when a project consultant walked 
new problem. There is a man-hole 
planned to install a major eleme 
overlook formed from the coiled 
hole cover cannot be raised or r 
appears that the overlook will b 
is to re-design the coil to be f 
the artist and DPW to work out a 



nnydale Pump Station 
about to go out to bid 
the site and discovered a 
cover where Patricia had 
nt of her project, a raised 
body of the snake. The man- 
elocated. At this point it 
e lost as the only solution 
lat. Staff is working with 
solution . 



XI . 19th Avenue Boarding Islands 

The dedication of the Muni Metro 19th Avenue boarding 

islands will take place on February 19th. 

XII. Chinatown Recreation Center 

Eleanor Beaton showed photographs of Marsha Donahue's stone 
sculptures in progress, which are being fabricated for the 
garden of the Recreation Center. 



The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p. 
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Januarj 9, 

Phe Honorable Members ol Lhe Visual Arts Committee 
Prom: JilJ Manton, Director, Publi( Art Program 
Re: Visual Arts Committee Reports for January 18, 1995 



Subjei i : Request for aubhorizat ion to reimburse Norie Sato 
and William Jackson Maxwell for additional, unbudgeted 
expenses Incurred Ln producing terazzo samples for l-irsi 
i Clerk's Corridor of Civic Center Court House. 

round: Vs reported al last month's Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, there is resistance on the pari ol the 
Judges to tin idea of a flooi having an> color other than 
beige. The artists stronglj believe based upon their direcl 
experience working on othei terrazzo projects, that theii 
divider strip design will be extremelj dill null to discern 
with a beige terrazzo field. 

Both Lhe project architei ts and Lhe Judges have requested 

that the artists present terrazzo samples in the colors 

ised which would also incorporate a portion of the 
divider strip design. li\ the time of our meeting, 1 should 
have a cost, estimate from the artists. The small design fee 
awarded the artists ($3,750 each) is not adequate to absorb 
the additional cosL of making these samples. 

2. Report on Status ol Promenade Ribbon Project 

a. Upper Management at Id'W has indicated their willingness 
to provide the Art Commission with approximately $40,000 to 
undertake a further remedial treatment of the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon. I his would Involve a sand- 
blasting treatment, steam-cleaning and graffitti coating. 1 
have been working with Debra Lehaue to identify Lhe most 
appropriate coating Lo use. 

b. Cons true Lion -related problems. 

i.The silicone sealant used lo adhere the glass blocks 
Lo Lhe concrete is failing in spec i tic locations along Lhe 
Embarcadero. Those locations which are subject Lo Lhe 
heaviest truck traffic seem to be the most vulnerable. This 
has resulted in rain and dirt leaking into the light cavity 
where the fiber optic cable is installed. Dow Corning had 
previously recommended and guaranteed the use of their 
silicone sealant for this application. We are now in the 
process of meeting with Dow Corning and trying Lo come with 
a resolution of the problem. If there isn't a sealant strong 
enough to withstand this kind of traffic, our only option 
may be to fill in the cavities in the driveway areas with 
concrete which would obviously be a great disappointment. 

ii. We have observed another kind of problem in the 
South Embarcadero. In certain segments on Lhe Ribbon, the 



light cavities have filled with an orange-co 1 ored fluid. The 
Bilicone seal is these areas has not been disturbed, so it 
appears that the fluid is Leaching in from below. At 
bhiapoint, I'm not sure that (his is something that can be 

'• 1" the .<[Miiii.ii of the Fiberstars contractor, he 
thinks that it is do to the faulty concrete work provided by 
ontractor who poured and formed the Ribbon. 

3. Sunnydale Pump Station - Yet another obstacle to 
overcome. The artist's project was just about ready to go 
out I.) I. id. A problem with the adjacent State Park had been 
resolved and project consultant, Jeff brown decided to walk 
the site, construction drawings in hand to see how our the 

Lst's project would mesh with the construction of the 
pump station. He discovered a man - hole hatch cover that 
did not show up on the drawings given to the artist, nor to 
DeLeuw Cather, the engineering firm who did the construction 
drawings for the artist's project. This will significantly 
impact the "coiled tail" portion of the artist's design 
which was one of its more significant features. Shifting the 
location of the "coiled tail" would be too complicated at 
this point and would require substantial re-engineering and 
re-design. The artist has proposed a potential solution and 
I've asked DPW to provide the funds to have an engineer from 
their Structural Division analyze the artist's proposal to 
see if it is feasible and what the cost and time 
implications are. 

4. Civic Center Court House Budget 

I am requesting your authorization to modify and increase 
the budget by $14,000 for Lewis DeSoto's project in the Jury 
Assembly Room. The increase is largely due to the addition 
of wood column furring and the wood column bases. Here is 
the Court House Budget as it now stands, including any 
architectural credits that may be applicable. 



$245 
$172 



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$ 85 
$ 48,463 



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Albert Paley - Combined Entry Projects 

Lewis De Soto - Jury Assembly Room * 

(Does not include $50,000 design fee) 

Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell -Implementation of 

Clerk's Corridor Divider Strip Design 

(Does not include shared $7,500 design fee) 

Ann Preson - 4th Floor Family Court Waiting Area 

(Does not include $15,0U0 design fee + $5,000 

travel allowance. ) 
Contingency (to tie used for artists' travel to 
site (Paley, Preston, Salu, Maxwell) 
construction problems and terrazzo samples 



The contingency figure may actually be adjusted upwardly by 
approximately $3,500 if 1 am successful in my negotiations 
with the cost estimator. 



:> . \ dedication for the 19th Avenue Project will be 

tuled on either the morning of February 8th or 15th. It 
would be meaningful to have a Commissioner present to 
congratulate the artists on the terrific work they've done 
and to comment on the productive partnership we've developed 
M i t h Muni and the local community. 1 hope to have a date 
confirmation very soon. 



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STAFF REPORT 
NEW MAIN LIBRARY 

Jan. 9, 1995 

Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Alice Aycock Conical Stairs 



Current Status: The conical stairs themselves (not 
including sculptural elements) are scheduled to be installed 
Jan. 10th. Alice Aycock is expected to be out here the end 
of the month to work with Blakeway, (her fabricator), on the 
attendant sculptural elements of the stairs, (i.e. the cone, 
fan walls, tucked stair, etc.) The installation date of 
these elements has not yet been established. 

Issue: The General Contractor (Hubert Hunt and Nichols) is 
asking for an increase in cost of $20,000 for the 
installation of the conical stair, and $27,000 for 
installation of the structural connections for the hanging 
sculpture. The City's construction management team has 
reviewed the contract specifications and drawings and has 
responded to HHN that our exposure should only be about 
$6,000 for additions/changes to the structural connections. 
The HHN has 5 days in which to respond. 

Although Construction Management feels that the contract 
documents are clearly on our side, I have been advised that 
it is also their opinion that HHN will take the matter clear 
to post construction litigation. This is because of some of 
the egos involved, but also because Rocket Science, HHN ' s 
subcontractor, woefully underbid the installation. 

Possible Impact: If we have to hold in reserve the entire 
47,000 claim by HHN in case the court decision went against 
us, this would threaten our ability to commission 
fabrication of Alice Aycock's second piece, the hanging 
sculpture (fabrication cost: $50,000). 

Action: After we receive HHN's response to the City's 
response to their claim, Jill Manton and I will meet with 
Jim Cheng and the rest of the construction management team 
to discuss our position and strategy. 



STAKK REPORT 
NUW SHERIFF"S FACILITY 

DA i l : Jan .9,1 995 

rO: Visual Arts Committee 

I' R< >M : Susan l'onl i ous 

RE: Lobby and Plaza Paving 

meeting 1 reported that the installation of the lobby 
and plaza pavers does not meet either the artist's or the 
Art Commission's approval, I he General Contractor (Stolte) 
lias refused to take any further action to remedy the 
nonconforming pavers. 1 have written to the Bureau of 
Architecture ( a 1 1 ac hed ) stating that the Art Commission's 
position rema'ins "fix it or replace it". BOA has responded 
by fully supporting the Art Commission's position 
(attached) i and has directed Vanir Construction Management 
to assess the cost of replacing the nonconforming pavers. 
Unless Stolte remedies the situation, this amount will be 
held out of payment until a settlement is reached during 
post construction litigation. 



City and County of San Francisco 




Department of Public Works 
Bureau of Architecture 



January 3, 1994 

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New Sheriffs Facility 
425 - 7th Street 



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Mi John Stobart 

Project Director 

Vanir Construction Management, Inc 

425 - 7th Street 

San Francisco. CA 94103 



Dear Mr Stobait 

This is to transmit to you S F Art Commission leltei of December 27, 1994, concerning the 
unacceptable ait enrichment work by Stoke 

1 he I Department of Public Works is in complete agreement with the S F Ait Commission that the 
vent t:olor and paver finish are not acceptable 

Since Stolte letter of December 12, 1994 claims that the work is complete and requested a change 
order prior to undertaking remedial action, it appeals we are approaching an impasse I request 
that v anir prepare a cost estimate to replace the unacceptable pavers with new pavers, since there 
appears to be no guaranteed solution to restore the color of laded paveis or remove stains from 
the discolored pavers Prepare a separate estimate to repaint the air vent to match the approved 
color, Ameritone I V7A Purple Lupin The purpose of these estimates will be to inform Stolte of 
the amount that the City intends to withhold from Stolte's final payment or to collect by unilateral 
modification 



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1 he only lurthei suggestion I have al this tune is that Stolte might conduct, at its own expense, a 
test ot the lacquer sealer to see if the appearance of the faded black pavers might be restored to a 
condition acceptable to the artist The purpose of this would be to at least correct the faded black 
pavers, thereby reducing the scope of the unacceptable work 

I inally, 1 leave it up to Vanir to resolve the paver allowance issue claimed by Stolte. I request 
that Stolte's costs be carefully reviewed to ensure that we are not paying for manufacturing 
defects and to correct improper installation as pointed out by the Art Commission 

Sincciely, 

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Project Manage 

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December 27 , 1 991 

Woody Jones 

Bureau of Architecture 

30 Van Ness, #4100 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

RE: Plaza and Lobby Art Pavers 

Dear Woody; 

In response to Stolte's Dec. 12, 1994 memo regarding 
their response to the November 14th review of the plaza 
pavers, it continues to be the position of the Art 
Commission that the work is unacceptable. The following 
is a response to Stolte's Dec. 12, 1994 memo and a 
reiteration of the major items that must be corrected in 
order for us to accept the work. 




It Vent Color : The canopy and the Air vent are 

clearly not the same color. It is ludicrous to 
insist that they are. This must be corrected. 

2 . Interior Pavers 

The scratching of the interior pavers must be 
corrected and the smudging of the black pavers in 
the hallway corrected. 

a. The scratching of the interior pavers was 

observed long before the client moved into the 

building. Please see V. Scuri's memo dated 
8/30/94 to John Harkin and myself. 

b. V. Scuri's May 2nd memo to Joe Monteadora 

clearly states that the adjoining hal lways and 
elevator rooms looked quite dirty. 
Subsequently, the elevator room was re- 
polished, but the hallway and metal detector 
room were not. Vicki Scuri once again calls 
attention to this defect in her 8/30/94 memo 
to John Harkin and myself. 

c. In Buddy Rhodes letter to S. Pierce dated 
5/7/94, he acknowledges that "what was a 
factory polishing problem on the white tile 
now appears to be a grout and dirt problem on 
all the tiles". In regards to Stolte's 
request for reimbursement for the additional 



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cost of polishing the pavers, this letter 
would seem to indicate 1) the original problem 
was a manufacturing defect and 2) additional 
polishing of black pavers was necessitated by 
grout and dirt being ground into the pavers by 
Stolte. Therefore, no reimbursement should be 
due to Stolte from the City for any of this 
work . 

It should be noted that the problem with the 
smudging of the white pavers and residue of 
the form release was noted by Vicki Scuri in 
her letter to Joe Monteadora on January 29, 
1993. An acceptable white paver was selected 
at the 2/18/93 field review (see Del Campo 
Maru minutes (2/18/93). 

Exterior I 1 a vers : 

The hand grinding of the white and black 
pavers was necessitated by the same problems 
noted in #3 above. 

b. The fading of the black pavers could have 
been caused by either multiple acid 
washes necessitated by the above 
procedures, or fading from the sun caused 
by being left for a prolonged period of 
time without sealer, or with inadequate 
sea 1 er . 

Since the first coat of sealer was taken 
off when the pavers were polished due to 
non-conformance as described above, the 
contractor must apply one more coat o f 
sealer as per agreement. 

c. At our Nov. 18th review meeting, Buddy 
Rhodes recommended that the pavers be 
sealed with lacquer based sealer as 
opposed to acrylic base as a means of 
restoring the color. Steve Pierce agreed 
to do a test section for review. 

d. It was also noted at the Nov. 18th 
meeting that a number of the white pavers 
are clearly of a different color fron the 
surrounding pavers and do not match the 



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These pavers must be 



In summary, it must be stated that the Art Commission 
has every right to insist on lobby and plaza pavers that 
are un-faded, un-smudged, and meet requirements for non- 
slippage. If the pavers as installed in any way do not 
meet t hese requirements, whether it is due to a 
manufa cturing problem, a change in the manufacturer's 
usual process regarding the timing and strength of acid 
washes , or later efforts to correct these defects, is 
immate rial. It is our position that the work must 
comply to the contract specifications and to approved 
samples and mock-ups . In those areas where it does not, 
the Contractor must remedy the noncompliance. 

Please see Vicki Scuri's Dec. 19, 1994 response to 
Stolte's 12/12/94 letter for additional comment. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



A (j \< N _ A 
VISUAL AIM'S COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, February 1!), 1995 

:):()() P.M. 
25 VAN NKSS AVENUE, Suite 70 



tice: Requests to l.est.i f y are accept ed b> completing 
'."'J "" information card and giving it to the Committee 
retary, wlio will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda i i em . 
Stum uiiiii Lh iniii 

IIKMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MA^ [NCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
I" APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION I'O DEFER APPROVAL. 



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Consent Calendar 

A . Motion to authorize the Di rector of 
Cultural All. mis to enter into a Memorandun 
of Understanding with the San Francisco 
Housing Authority which allows the San 
Francisco Ail Commission to restore and 

se ismi cal 1 y install city owned works by 
Benjamin Bufano at Valencia Gardens with 
funds provided by the Housing Authority. 

B. Mot ion to approve purchase of Chupa, 
Qiienepas by Nick Quijano Tor $800 for the 
Skilled Menial Health Nursing Facility. 

(' . Mot i on to author i ze payment to Scott 
Lewis of Oppeuheim Lewis in the amount of 
$1 , 300 Tor addi tional cost estimating 
services rendered on the public all program 
for the Ci\ u Center Court House. 

I). Mol ion to authorize payment of $79-1 I. 
Patricia Johanson to reimburse her for 
travel expenses i u cur red for the Snnnydal e 
Pump Stat i on . 

E. Motion to authorize final payment to 
Ann Ham l I I on f oi card catalogue notation 
for New Main Library art enrichment 
pro.jec I . 




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A i rporL 

Susa n Poll I lolls 

,\ . Request for authorization for I her 
Director of ( ultural Affairs to enter int 
agreement with James Carpenter for up to 
$-l(),oot) I'm design detail development for 



sculptural light reflectors for the 

liit.rn.it i ona I i (Mm i na 1 . 

B. Review and requesl for approval of 
Joong Kan's proposal for Concourse A. 

( '- Discussion of Art Commission 
pari icipat ion in Aeronaut ies Museum. 

Ml. Fi re Station #3<J 
Susan Pont ions 

Review of public art opportunity and 
requesl for project approval 

3:45 IV. Civ it: Center Courthouse 

Jill Maul on; Ross Drulis Architects; 
Judge Barbara Jones; Judge Diane W i i: k ; 
Judge Daniel Han 1 on 

Preseutat ion and request for approval of 
design by Hill Maxwell and Norie Sato 



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Chinatown Park 

Eleanor Beaton; Lam Po Leong , artist; John 

rhomas and Bonnie Ng, Iil'W Landscape 

An 1 1 1 t i !i ture 

Present ai ion and request for approval of 

I. am Po Leong ' s final design proposal fur 

Pel razzo Medal I ion 



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Jill Man! on 

Proposal for poster program 



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Promenade Ribbon Project 

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IIh Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
•■N : II <anor Beaton 

Chinatown Park Paving Medallion 
Budget: $44,000 

Motion to approve proposed design by Lam Po Leong, 
llayton Shu, Wenyu Xu , and Herby Lam for the Chinatown Park. 



Lam Po Leong, with the team of Clayton Shu, Wenyu Xu , and 
Herby Lam was selected for art. enrichment, based on the 
team's proposal for a medallion paving piece. 

The paving lies at the entry courtyard. The diameter of the 
itit ire piece is 39 feet, and incorporates a central 
medallion (24.5 feet diameter) inscribed with a Tang period 
(770-220 BC ) poem, executed in traditional Chinese 
calli graphy . 

Poem text in English : 

The land is beautiful 

It is the treasure from the heavens 

The people are outstanding 

it is from the assistance of the Earth 
Wang Po 

At the Visual Arts meeting, Lam Po Leong, the team leader, 
will show you a rendering of the design, and various granite 
samples which will be used to delineate the different 
sections of the design. 

Of particular concern is the execution of the calligraphy. 
The artists would prefer to use a darker granite to describe 
the calligraphic form. However, because of the intricate 
carving, they have been unable to obtain an estimate within 
the project budget, despite seeking numerous estimates. 

To remain within budget, the artists propose to incise the 
granite 1/8", and lithochrome the calligraphy. 

Meanwhile, because construction of the park is not scheduled 
until 1996, the artists will try to fund raise in the 
community, in the hopes of securing additional monies which 
would enable them to execute the calligraphy in granite. 






Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
rK: anor Beaton 

iatown Park Paving Medallion 
$44 ,000 

ion to approve proposed design by Lam Po Leong, 
'i Xu, and Herby Lam for the Chinatown Park. 

th the team of Clayton Shu, Wenyu Xu , and 
in was selected for art enrichment, based on the 
un'a proposal for a medallion paving piece. 

Lnfl lies at the entry courtyard. The diameter of the 
''"' l: '9 feet, and incorporates a central 

medallion (24.5 feet diameter) inscribed with a Tang period 
(770-220 BC ) poem, executed in traditional Chinese 
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Poem text in English : 
The land is beautiful 
It is the treasure from the heavens 
The people are outstanding 

is from the assistance of the Earth 
Wang Po 

he Visual Arts meeting, Lam Po Leong, the team leader, 
will show you a rendering of the design, and various granite 
samples which will be used to delineate the different 
sections of the design. 

Of particular concern is the execution of the calligraphy. 
The artists would prefer to use a darker granite to describe 
the calligraphic form. However, because of the intricate 
carving, they have been unable to obtain an estimate within 
the project budget, despite seeking numerous estimates. 

To remain within budget, the artists propose to incise the 
granite 1/8", and lithochrome the calligraphy. 

Meanwhile, because construction of the park is not scheduled 
until 1996, the artists will try to fund raise in the 
community, in the hopes of securing additional monies which 
would enable them to execute the calligraphy in granite. 



February 9, 1995 

Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
I 1 Manton, Director, Public Art Program 
Arts Committee Reports 

til Calendar Item C 

has spent considerably more time on the 
of cost estimates for the 4 Civic Center Court 
-ojects. The calculation of credits and the 
ision of the artists' budgets has necessitated 
more work than anticipated. The Art Commission had 

ipproved a $700 fee which was paid to the cost 
lis ago. He has been providing continual 
without any additional compensation. I have this 
money available from my project contingency, but I will 
with-hold making payment until all of the projects are 

long in their development, in case I need every 
penny I can get to resolve a problem. Thus, this fee would 
be awarded only in the event that I do not need this money 
to rescue one of the art projects. 

Consent Calendar Item D 

I reported last month on the most recent problem associated 
with Patricia Johanson's project, "Endangered Garden" for 
the Sunnydale Pump Station. As is our policy, any change or 
problem resolution that will take place should happen only 
with the participation of the artist. Patricia was willing 
to come to San Francisco on very short notice to try to save 
her project. I'm happy to report that she was able to arrive 
at a solution that seems quite workable. I am asking you to 
reimburse her for her airfare and related travel expenses. 
The project should finally go out to bid in March, barring 
any other unforeseen disaster. 

Calendar Item IV. Civic Center Court House 

I would like to change this item from a request for approval 
to a progress review, unless of course there is consensus 
about the color proposed and the design itself. There has 
been a great deal of f actionalized discourse surrounding the 
artists' design proposal. Norie and Bill, the project 
artists, have been very flexible and accommodating. A recent 
compromise was proposed by Ross Drulis architects, (the 
architects of this portion of the building) to which the 
artists are amenable. The architects still want the artists 
to retain their design concept of water and currents, but 
have proposed that the artists consider a sea-foam or 



I Tor the terrazzo. The artists find this 
■■ible, but will not have the time to have a 
Lally fabricated between now and the 
ng. The architects have stated that they 
proposal to the judges in hopes of 
on this issue. What you will see next week 
of what the divider strip design will look 
izzo field. 

Calendar [tea VI. Decaux Informational Kiosks 

on will be given one 12 x 4' panel on each 
kiosks to be placed in the downtown area. With 
small annual allocation of $3,000 we will receive 
tor the programming of these kiosks, we have few 
'lis available to us. My proposal is to work with the Art 
Lon's literary Arts Program to feature original 
> Mat is generated out of this program. It would be a 
way of showcasing our good work, a partnership between 2 

iograms and a relatively low-budget undertaking 
h black printing.) We can probably afford to 
do 2 series a year. 

Reports 

Promenade Ribbon - The proposed remedy to ribbon sealant 
failure has been installed in the driveway area of pier 36, 
which is traversed daily by 20 ton trucks operated by 
Delancy Street. We decided it made sense to test the "worst- 
case scenario" of use along the Embarcadero in hopes of 
arriving at a successful solution. In one to two month's 
time, we will evaluate the results of this test. In the 
meantime, Dow Corning has responded to our demand letter and 
predictably denied all responsibility. This kind of project 
makes me what to go back to the days when we purchased 
paintings off of gallery walls. 

MMX Transit Shelter - Anna Valentina Murch has been a very 
positive and strong addition to the Sasaki Design Team. The 
conceptual design presented by the team centers on the idea 
of the canopy being designed as a wave form - simple, light 
and elegant. The team would prefer to have no advertising on 
the platforms and has proposed a glass, transparent wave- 
shaped wind screen. This design will be presented to the 
community on the evening of Wednesday, February 15th. It 
will eventually come to Civic Design and Visual Arts. 

19th Avenue Boarding Islands Dedication will be Wednesday, 
March 1, 1995 at 10:30 AM. Please try to attend! This is one 
of our great successes! 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
February lb, 1995 

.):(><> P.M. 



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Coaaiasioners Present: Staff Present: 

\m,.- Hea is,, luu r .1,11 Manl on 

W »AJ i. .n. Meyei Eleanor Beaton 

l-iiii I Le Kee Lei Tonia Macnei I 

Susan Pontious 



it"- meeting was called i» order at. M22 p.m. 

I . Consent Ca I endar 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into a Memorandum of 
Understanding with I. he San Francisco Housing 
Authority which allows t.he San Francisco Art. 
Commission to restore anil seismicaiiy install city 
owned works by lien jam i n Bufano at Valeric: i a Gardens 
with funds provided by the Housing Authority. 

B. Motion to approve purchase of Chupa, Quenepas 
by Nick Quijano for $K00 for the Skilled Mental 
Ileal t h Nu rs i ng Fac i I i ty . 

C. Motion to authorize payment, to Scott Lewis of 
Oppenheim Lewis in the amount of $1,300 for 
additional cost estimating services rendered on 
the public art. program for the Civic Center Court 
House . 

I). Motion lo authorize payment of $794 t.o 
Patricia Johanson to reimburse her for travel 
expenses incurred for the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

F. . Motion to author- i ze final payment to Ann 
Main i I ton for card catalogue notation for New Main 
Library art enrichment project. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the consent, calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner - Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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II. San Francisco International Airport 

A. James Carpenter. 

Susan Pontious showed renderings oi' the sculptural element 
designed by James Carpenter which will work within the truss 
system. The forms will affect the light entering the main 
terminal, and create a surface for artifical lighting at 
night. When viewed from below, the 180 ft. -long fiberglass 
forms may have the appearance of dirigibles. 

Under the first contract, the artist investigated several 
different forms, finally selecting the design known as shell 
form #4, which has longitudinal louvers. During the next 
phase, he will continue work on structural issues, create a 
1/1" or 1/2" scale model and further refine the budget. 

Susan is still negotiating with the architects for 
architectural credits for what, the sculptures will replace. 
She requested that the committee allocate another $40,000 
for design development . The art ist has already received 
$15,000 for conceptual design and $40,000 for the first 
phase of design development ( Phase 1.1). 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement with James 
Carpenter for up to $40,000 for design detail 
development phase \.2 for sculptural light 
reflectors for the International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTK: Unanimous 

B. Flight History Center 

The Airport Commission has requested that the Art Commission 
consider allocating up to $500,000 of the art budget to 
enhance the interior space and create exhibition 
opportunities in an aeronautics museum in the new 
International Terminal. 

They have proposed to locate the museum in a 40'x 80', two- 
story space near the entrance to Concourse A, and are 
proposing that the interior space be reminiscent of the 
original airport terminal. The original terminal was 
designed in the California Mission style with inlaid floors, 
arched doorways, coffered ceilings, wrought-iron balconies 
and chande I i e rs . 



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""' Ldea waa introduced t ,, the Airport Art Steering 

'"•-. Which would support the idea if artists were free 
with the architects in the design of the 
md to interpret the previous lobby rather than re- 

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• Visual Art Committee agreed that a more developed 
aaJ was needed before a decision could be made. 
1 Viumi will speak to Klsa Cameron regarding the 
Lopmenl of the program for the space. If she agrees to 
this on, the Art Commission's consultant Roger Berry 
1 Ul Wl "'k with her to identify opportunities for artist 

Ivement. The additional work on Berry's part may require 
a small increase in his fee. 

•Jill Manton commented that it is important to have the 

Airporl identity what kind of financial commitment they are 

willing to make for the design and construction of the 
space . 

ACTTON: Mot. ion to approve in concept the airport 

proposal for Art Commission involvement in 
design of a Flight History Center for the new 
International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

VOTE: 2 Ayes, 1 abstention 

ABSTENTION: Commissioner Mealy 

I IT. Civic Center Courthouse 

\. Clerk's Corridor. Nori Sato and Bill Maxwell. 

Jill Manton reported that the artists had just attended a 

luncheon meeting with several judges and the project 

architects, and that they were able to achieve consnsus as 

to the preferred alternative for the design of the Corridor 

floor. The color is still under consideration. 

Nori Sato presented a slide show o f the terrazzo-mak ing 
process, and Bill Maxwell presented the approved design. The 
design creates a sense of a wave-like motion, as if the 
centra] tables were shapes moving in water. The terrazzo 
will be a single color. Divider strips would be zinc metal 
of varying widths and lengths, to refer to the metal used in 
the building, and may possibly include other colors as well. 

Stone samples representing the range of colors and 
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include two tones of marble, light l^iflo and brons, and a 
creme colored limestone, a green-tinted glass and stainless 
st oe I . Central I i ght I'ixliires will consist of pendent 
s I nmped glass Co tins ho ns i ng 1" I ore seen I lights. 

The artists will undertake a variety of experiments to 
produce several potenl ial color samples for the floor. They 
w i 1 I work with the architect's suggestion of a celadon color 
as kc I I as other colors thai will compliment the building 
pal e t t e . 

Judge Wick and the architects stated that they wished to see 
a color- w h i c h would ho harmonious with the over-all design 
of the hu i I d i ng . It was noted hy several individuals that 
the key t n the art isls' idea was the abi I ity to communicate 
the wave concept . An overly reflecl ive surface or light 
color would iniii I lie concept . 

The art i s t s asked t 'o r appro va I of the i r design so that they 
can move on to further color studies. 

ACTION: Motion In approve I he terrazzo floor design for 
the First Floor Clerk's Corridor created by Bill 
Maxwell and Nori Sato, without approval of the 
t cr razzo co lor. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SFCONI): Commissioner Healy 
VOTE : I'nan i nous 

IV. Chinatown Park 

Eleanor Real on introduced Lam Po Leong, artist, who is part 
of a team including Clayton Sim, Wengu Xu and Herbie Lam. 
Leong presented the artists' final design lor the paving 
medallion in the entry courtyard at the Park. 

The medallion will contain Chinese cursive-style calligraphy 
which forms a poem from the lang dynasty, c. 670 A.D. 1-1/2" 
slabs of granite will be cut and pieced together like a Jig- 
saw puzzle to form the elements of the medallion. 

Concern was expressed over I he ability of the granite 
medallion to accomodate the weight of park vehicles. It was 
suggested that a full-scale sample of a portion of the 
des i gn be c tea I ed . 



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Motion to approve Lhe final design of the pav i rig 
medallion for Lhe entry plaza at Chinatown Park, 
as presented l.y I, am Po Leong . 



MOTION: 
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V. Pi re siat i on #3!i 

" Hontious introduced u new publii art opportunity at 
Fire Station #39, located on Portoia Avenue in the Forest 
Hills area • 

ll "- arl enrichment budgel for the project is $5,000. $1,000 

rved for administration, leaving $-1,000 for art 
work, rhe opportunity available is for a 32" d. circular 
window on i In- second story <>l the facade. A stained glass 
window could be i reated which would be back-lit. at night. 

Pontious proposed thai staff would create a short list of 
candidates and thai the Visual Arts Committee would make the 
Se I <•<■ t ion. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the art enrichment program and 
selection process to identify an artist to create 
a work of art for Fire Station #39. 



MOTION: 
SKCOND: 
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Commissioner Meyer 
Commissioner Keeler 
Unan i mous 



VI. Decaux Informational Kiosks 

.'ill Manton informed the Commissioners that the 20 Decaux 
kiosks planned for the downtown area would contain an 
opportunity for Art Commission programming. A budget of 
$3,000 has been provided by Decaux for the project. Manton 
proposed creal ing a series of posters using poems created by 
members of the Literarj Arts and Americorps programs. The 
posters would contain test only, and therefore would be 
af f ordab 1 e . 



The available panels are 1' by 12 
4 ' x 12' poem, or two l'x ti ' poems, 
poems in each kiosk. 



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ACTION: Motion to approve the poster program for the 

Decaux kiosks and to authorize the expenditure of 
up to $3,000 to implement the program. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Staff Reports 

A. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton reported the latest snafu in the 8-year saga of 
the Sunnydale pump station had been resolved during another 
visit by the artist. The project should be going out to bid 



B. MMX Transit Shelter 

Jill Manton reported that Anna Murch's work with Sasaki on 
design of the MMX transit platform has been going well. City 
departments and Sasaki team members are pleased with her 
participation. Public- reaction is going to be tested at a 
public meeting tonight when the preliminary design is 
presented. The team has created a simple transparent wave- 
like form that willnot block views. Ms. Manton reminded 
commissioners that Anna is under contract to Sasaki 
Associates, not the Art Commission. 

The poetry component of the F-I.ine project may be extended 
to Fisherman's Wharf. 

C. 19th Avenue M-Line Project. 

The dedication of the 19th Avenue Platforms will now take 
place on March 1 . 

D. Mid-Embarcadero Roadway. 

Jill Manton announced that negotiations had taken place for 
funding of art projects in the mid-Embarcadero area. 
Assuming that the funding comes through, $1.5 million will 
be allocated to continue t.he ribbon and signage project in 
the mid-section and $1 million will be provided for art work 
in the open-space area. Commissioner Healy recommended 
getting these commitments in writing. 

E. Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

A new poster series, Re invest, in the City, goes up at the 
end of the first, week of March. Commissioner Healy objected 
to the fact that the final designs of the posters are 
consent calendar items. She requested that posters be 
brought to the committee for final approval. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



END 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
r,o;,UMS WEDNESDAY, March 15, 1995 

Civk a«i coi.ioion 3:00 P.M. 

Cvk: Dii.cn km. 25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



COMMUNITY Aft 

« Education 



•» t DUCAT ION ,. . . 

Cuitukai (oiiin GwNTt notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
rors Stm^hony cow!." *" information card and giving it to the Committee 
PuiucA.t Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

SlMIT AtTIITl llCINIII 

sum 70 AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
4ISJ!l.2Mi MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for Balboa 
High School Mural project. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for Langton 
Street Mural Project. 

% C. Motion to approve mural design by 

Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for 
Community Thrift Store. 

D. Motion to approve Al Wong as panelist 
for Ocean Beach Art project and to pay 
honorarium of $50 per half day of service. 

E. Motion to approve mural design by 
Marta Ayala for the Milestones Mural 
project, administered by the Mural Resource 
Center. 

F. Motion to approve revised proposal for 
Rigo'95 for mural located on the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project Construction Fences. 

G. Motion to accept Seven Dancing Stones 
by Gary Dwyer into the collection of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

H. Motion to approve use of art 
enrichment funds generated by construction 
of the North Field Cargo Building on 
Concourses A & G at the Airport. 




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City and County oi 
San Fiuncisco 



I. Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



END 



VISUAL ARTS COMM ITTKK MEETING 
, M .;i Aui WEDNESDAY, March 15, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
QwtamHU^ 25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Community Arts 

tk EDUCATION M - • ~ . _ , 

cuiivui Eoyirv cunii Nollce; Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
Gauim an information card and giving it to the Committee 

"OPS SlMrHONT U'Killll C~— __* L. -11 LJl m. • 1 • il 

fume a«t Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 

m s!mT0 AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
4I3J* 1.1311 MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for Balboa 
High School Mural project. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for Langton 
Street Mural Project. 



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C. Motion to approve mural design by 
Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center for 
Community Thrift Store. 

D. Motion to approve Al Wong as panelist 
for Ocean Beach Art project and to pay 
honorarium of $50 per half day of service. 

E. Motion to approve mural design by 
Marta Ayala for the Milestones Mural 
project, administered by the Mural Resource 
Center. 

F. Motion to approve revised proposal for 
Rigo'95 for mural located on the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project Construction Fences. 

G. Motion to accept Seven Dancing Stones 
by Gary Dwyer into the collection of the 
City and County of San Francisco. 

H. Motion to approve use of art 
enrichment funds generated by construction 
of the North Field Cargo Building on 
Concourses A & G at the Airport. 

City and County of 

K-*\ San Fh/ncisco , , 

I I. Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 




with Ann Hamilton for $18,000 for 
construction consulting services for 
installation of her artwork at the new Main 
Library . 

J. Request for authorization to enter 
into contract with the joint venture firm 
of 1) Skidmore, Owings, Merrill and Michael 
Willis and DelCampo Maru and 2)Hellmuth 
Obata Kassbaum & Group and 3)Gerson 
Overstreet to provide miscellaneous 
architectural services for art projects 
proposed for the Airport, for an amount not 
to exceed $20,000 each. 



3:05 II. 



Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, Eleanor Beaton 

A. Presentation and request for approval 
of Albert Paley's Combined Entry Projects 
and request for authorization for the 
Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
agreement with Paley Studios for up to 
$230,000 for design and fabrication for 
Combined Entry Projects. 



B. Review of color samples proposed for 
First Floor Clerk's Corridor of the Civic 
Center Court House by Norie Sato and Bill 
Maxwel 1 . 

3:25 III. New Main Library 

Eleanor Beaton, Susan Pontious, Nayland 

Blake 

Request for approval of list of Authors' 

names for "Constellation" Project. 



3:40 IV. 



Ai rport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Request for approval of conceptual 
proposals by Keith Sonnier and Kathryn 
Gustafson for Concourse G 

B. Request for authorization to enter 
into contract, with Keith Sonnier for up to 
$20,000 for design development of lighting 
proposal for Concourse G. 

C. Update on Lewis de Soto proposal and 
request, for author- i zat i on to enter into 
contract with Lewis DeSoto for up to 
$35,000 for design development, of terrazzo 
floor for departure lobby of the 
International Terminal. 



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4:05 V 



Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious, Mike Pierron, Chief James 

Lynch 

Selection of artist for stained glass for 

art enrichment. 



4:20 VI 



Fire StaLion #25 

Phi 1 Sowers 

Request for waiver of $30,000 art 

enrichment funds 



4:30 VII. Ocean Beach Art Project 
Eleanor Beat. on 

Request for approval of finalists and 
authorization to pay honorarium of $500 per 
finalist for the development of a detailed 
proposals . 

4:45 VIII. Art Commission Gallery 

A. Report, on "City Site" selection and 
request for approval of selected projects 
and authorization to pay $1,000 artist 
honorarium and $5,000 materials budget for 
each project. 

B. Report on selection process for 
"Framing City Site " fence project and 
request for approval of pool of panelists 
to include: Seyed Alavi, Adrienne Fuzee , 
Mildred Howard, Marilyn Kuksht, Bernie 
Lubell, Anita Margrill and Jaqueline Tripp. 



5:00 IX, 



New Business 

A. Liesel Fenner, Caltrans 

Presentation of three artist projects to be 
located at the Caltrans offramp site near 
Fifth, Harrison and Bryant Streets. 

B. Discussion of auction to benefit 
artists in Kobe, Japan 



5:20 X. 



Staff Reports 

A. Collections 

B. Promenade Ribbon Project 

C. Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project 

D. Market Street Art in Transit 

E. Moscone 

F. Procedural Issues 



5:35 XI 



Adjournment 



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VISUM, ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 1995 



M I N U T E S 



Commissioners Present 
Dodie Rosecrans 

: Meyer 
Emily Keeler 



The meeting was called to order at 3:15 



Staff Present : 
Jill Manton 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 
Debra Lehane 

p . in . 



Consent Calendar 

A. Mot. ion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Balboa High 
School Mural project. 

B. Motion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Langton Street 
Mural Project. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Precita 
Eyes Mural Arts Center for Community Thrift 
Store. 

D. Motion to approve Al Wong as panelist for 
Ocean Beach Art project and to pay 
honorarium of $50 per half day of service. 

E. Motion to approve mural design by Marta 
Ayala for the Milestones Mural project, 
administered by the Mural Resource Center. 

F. Motion to approve revised proposal for 
Rigo'95 for mural located on the Muni Metro 
Turnback Project Construction Fences. 

G. Motion to accept Seven Dancing Stones by 
Gary Dwyer into the collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

H. Motion to approve use of art enrichment 
funds generated by construction of the 
North Field Cargo Building on Concourses A 
& G at the Airport. 



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I. Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with Ann Hamilton for $18,000 for 
construction consulting services for 
installation of her artwork at the new Main 
Library. 

J. Request for authorization to enter into 

contract with the joint venture firm of 1 ) 
Skidmore, Owings, Merrill and Michael 
Willis and DelCampo Maru and 2)Hellmuth 
Obata Kassbaum & Group 4 and 3)Gerson 
Overstreet to provide miscellaneous 
architectural services for art projects 
proposed for the Airport, for an amount not 
to exceed $20,000 each. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as read. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Civic Center Court House 

A. Combined Entry Projects 

Albert Paley presented his designs for the Combined Entry 
Projects, including the entrance gates, security screens 
elevator doors and elevator railing brackets. Paley showed 
a model of an organic, plant-like form in stainless steel, 
representing the design motif which will be continuously 
repeated throughout the entry area, in a variety of 
materials and treatments. The entry gate detailing and 
security screen material will be stainless steel, to 
relate to the use of steel in the rest of the building. 
The theme will be repeated on the glass panels of the 
doors, by either etching or use of ceramic frit. Etched 
stainless steel doors and railing brackets on the elevator 
materials will also carry the theme. 

The artist stated that building is based on the Beaux Arts 
tradition, in which organic form was often referenced. The 
design includes ribbon and leaf shapes which intertwine to 
form a pleasing silhouette, contrasting to the rationality 
of the building. 

Paley Studios will design and fabricate all of the 
elements of the Combined Entry Projects. 

Judge Daniel Michael Hanlon, chair of the judges' 
construction committee, expressed the committee's whole- 



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learted approval of the project. The project architect, 
•'avendero , also spoke in favor of the artist's 

Motion to approve the design of the Combined 
Entry Projects for the Civic Center Courthouse, 
and to authorize the Director of Cultural 
\t 'fairs to enter into agreement with Paley 
Studios for up to $230,000 for design and 
fabrication for Combined Entry Projects. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Lrst Floor Clerk's Corridor 

informed the committee that the judges did not 
a1 terrazzo is an appropriate material for the 
court house. She asked the committee to listen to the 
testimony of those involved and allow a meeting between 
the judges and Commissioner Healy before reaching a 
decision on the project. Cancellation of the project would 
free $45,000 for use as contingency or for other projects. 
She also stated that the artists would be entitled to some 
additional compensation because they had been paid only 
S3, 750 each, which they had agreed to do because of the 
expectation of receiving a 345,000 contract in the future. 

Judge Hanlon stated that the judges' committee had 
considered not including the project last summer, but had 
agreed to Commissioner Healy' s request to give the 
artist's the opportunity to develop an idea. The judges 
approved the artists' initial proposal but with 
reservations as to the color. Although the artists 
presented over 100 color samples, in the end the judges 
concurred that the problem was the use of terrazzo, which 
they believe doesn't relate to the solidity of the marble 
in the entrance lobby. Judge Hanlon repeated the judges' 
opinion that they respect the artists and their abilities 
but the floor material is not suitable. The judges want 
the building to be as substantial and timeless as City 
Hall and the rest of civic center. If the project is 
cancelled, it might be possible to use the $45,000 budget 
to carry the theme presented by Albert Paley into the 
upper floor elevator doors. 

Charles Drulis, principle of Ross, Drulis, Architects, 
showed the color and materials palette for the Clerk's 
corridor, and stated that, from the architect's point of 
view, as the design of the building developed, terrazzo 



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became less relevant to the feel of the building. From the 
purest sense, marble should be included in the corridor to 
ensure continuity. 

Michael Ross, of Ross, Drulis, said that the judges had 
been through a learning process over the last 9 months, 
and that they now favor the use of polished marble in the 
corridor . 

N'ori Sato and Bill Maxwell, the project artists, presented 
the previously approved design and latest round of color 
samples which they had developed for the floor. Sato 
explained the development and rational of the design and 
described the color relationship between the terrazzo and 
the marble. The artists pointed out the layout of the 
clerk's corridor and entrance lobby, and noted the 
transition between the two areas. 

The Committee agreed to postpone the decision and asked 
that a special meeting be set up after March 17th, to 
include Judge Hanlon. Director Kinship thanked the artists 
for their work on the project and said that the decision 
would require careful consideration because of its impact 
on the project and the precedent it might set in other 
projects . 

III. New Main Library 

Xayland Blake described his proposal for the stair wall of 
the library, entitled Constellation. The wall will consist 
of slate panels each supporting 9 lights, for a total of 
360 lights. Each light will illuminate the name of a 20th 
Century author whose works can be found in the library. 
160 names will be installed to start; a plan will be 
developed to add 5 names per year until the wall is 
filled. 

The selection of the names was made through a public 
process designed by the artist, former Commissioner Genny 
Lim, and the Library. A guidance committee was formed made 
up of individuals suggested by the Friends of the Public 
Library and local academics. The 16 members of the 
committee each contributed 10 names. Blake researched the 
authors' biographies and then presented the names at 
public meetings at 4 branch libraries for discussion. The 
final decision on the list was made by the guidance 
committee after considering the public's input. It is 
hoped that the new interactive terminals in the library 
would contain a section giving information about the 
authors on the wall. 



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Motion to approve the list of authors' names for 
"Constellation" Project at the New Main Library. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

COND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: inimous 

IV. Airport 
Kat h on 

Kathryn Gustafson introduced a new proposal for the end 
departure area of Concourse G. The departure area is a 
two-story space, entered from the upper floor with 
escalators leading to the boarding area and gate podiums 
below. ,\ Large oval opening in the center, surrounded by a 
glass railing will provide visual interaction between the 
two levels. 

Gustafson will create two steel U-shaped forms which will 
rest 4" above the glass railing, so that together they 
form the standard 12" high guard rail. A light at the top 
edge of the glass will illuminate the steel and the glass, 
creating a "halo" effect which will be visible from a 
distance on the second level and also from below. The two 
steel forms will have the appearance of two magnets, 
attracting each other but not touching. Although the steel 
will be suspended, it will be immobilized by the cabling. 

Gustafson provided a study of the sight lines, which 
indicates that passengers on the upper floor will have a 
clear view of the gate personnel and signage below. 

The Committee complemented the artist on her proposal and 
approved a motion for the next phase of the project, 
pending approval of the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by 
Kathryn Gustafson for Concourse G, San Francisco 
International Airport, pending approval by the 
Airport Art Steering Committee, and 
authorization to the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the artist 
for Design Development for an amount not to 
exceed $40,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosecrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Keith Sonnier 

Tonia Macneil and Architect Jamie Baer of Group 4 
introduced Keith Sonnier' s revised proposal for the 
sterile corridor in Concourse G. The architects' new 
design provides for a ceiling in the shape of a wide M . 
Walls of the sterile corridor will vary between stone and 
translucent glass panels providing natural light into the 
space . 

The 15'ceiling of the 1000' long space will be lit from a 
suspended fixture, so that it is a uniform yellow tone. 
Every 52 feet, a 2 ft. wide beam will cross the space, 
disappearing into the lowered central portion of the 
ceiling and re-appearing on the other side. The beams will 
be lit on the bottom edge by red or blue neon, which will 
seem to disappear and reappear along with the beam. The 
periodic, alternating bands of color will create a 
progression down the corridor, which will be reflected in 
the polished terrazzo floor. All other light required to 
illuminate the space will be at 8' feet or below, and 
aimed downwards. As a result, strong color will be the 
dominant effect above 8', while white light and natural 
light will illuminate the passengers as they move through 
the space. The effect of the lighting will vary during the 
day and through the length of the corridor, as the amount 
of natural light varies. 

Commissioners commented that the use of only red and blue 
did not appear to provide enough variation, and that 
additional colors should be considered. They felt that it 
was difficult to get a sense of the project from the 
drawings and requested that a simulation showing the 
actual neon be provided before giving approval for a 
design development contract. They agreed to approve the 
concept with conditions and increase the amount of the 
conceptual design contract to cover additional 
presentation costs. 

Motion to approve the proposal by Keith Sonnier 
for the sterile corridor in Concourse G, with 
the condition that the variety of colors be 
increased and that a mock-up of the project be 
provided before approval of a design development 
contract; approval of an increase in the 



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conceptual design contract with Keith Sonnier 
for an amount not to exceed $10,000, for 
preparation of a model and further lighting 
stud j ns . 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

SI a1 ion #39 
Susan Pontious asked the Committee to select an artist to 
create a circular stained glass window for the Portola 
District fire station, which is under renovation. The 32" 
diameter window wil] be located above the equipment doors. 
It will be back-lit at night so that it will be visible 
from a distance. The architect, Mike Pierron, and Fire 
Chief James Lynch were present to answer questions. The 
panel viewed slides of 7 artists, and unanimously selected 
Mark McDonnell for the commission. 

Motion to approve the selection of Mark 
McDonnell to create a work of art for Fire 
Station #39, and authorization to the Director 
of CulturaL Affairs to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $4,000 to 
design and implement the project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTF. : Unanimous 

VI. Fire Station #25 

Phillip Sowers of the Bureau of Architecture requested 
that the Committee approve a waiver of the art enrichment 
requirement for Fire Station ?25. The Station will be 
upgraded and a small addition added to the back, however 
it is located in an unused area of Third Street and is not 
visible to the public. The amount of funding available for 
art enrichment is $30,000. 

Motion to grant a waiver of the art enrichment 
requirement for Fire Station #25. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Ocean Beach Art Project 

The Selection Panel for the Ocean Beach Art Project, 
consisting of Al Wong, artist, John Katz , Muni 



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representative, and Eleanor Beaton, curator, met to review 
slides and select finalists for the 540,000 project. The 
selected finalists will make proposals and bring them to 
the Visual Arts Committee for final approval. 

Beaton reminded the Committee that the guidelines for the 
project stated that the artwork be suitable for the site 
in scale and materials, incorporate- historic Muni 
photographs, and reference the history of the site. In 
addition, the urban design elements of the sight were to 
be considered in developing the design. 

Although the Civic Design Committee had requested that the 
site be master-planned before further work on the planned 
buildings or the art, staff reminded the Committee that 
master-planning is not under the Commission's 
jurisdiction, and that Muni did not have funds available 
for that work. 

The Panel recommended that three artists be invited to 
make proposals: Robert Catalucci, Ray Beldner and Anita 
Margrill. Three alternates were also identified, in the 
event that any of the first group are unavai lable : Jon 
Rubin with Harrell Fletcher, Daniel Galvez with Leonidas 
Kyriakopoulos , and Alice Wingwall with Elise Brewster. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. due to the 
departure of a Commissioner. 



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Submitted : 

Tonia Macneil ,t Curator , Public Art Program 



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Presental Lon to Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Wednesday, March 15, 1995 
5:45 p.m. 

NOTES 

Commissioners Present: Staff Present: 

Dodie Roseci Jill Manton 

Bill Meyer Eleanor Beaton 

Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 

I. Ocean Beach Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton presented the slides of recommended 
finalists and alternates for the Ocean Beach Art Project 
and stated that she would be requesting Visual Arts 
Committee approval of the Selection Panel recommendation 
and authorization to pay an honorarium of S500 to each 
artist for the development of detailed proposals. 

Commissioners commented that one of the possible options 
for artists to consider is landscaping. They will 
recommend that the Visual Arts Committee approve the three 
finalists and that the Civic Design and Visual Arts 
Committees have the opportunity to give directives to the 
artists prior to development of proposals. 

II. Public Request 

Topher Delaney introduced a project which she proposes to 
create for Caltrans property at 5th and Harrison Streets. 
The Helianthus Project will be a temporary planting of sun 
flowers lasting 6 months, in a 15,000 sq. ft. area. 
Varieties ranging in height from 2' to 6' will be grown. 
Irrigation is already in place, and clients of the Multi- 
Service Center will be hired to plant and guard the 
flowers. A fence will be installed if needed. 

Artists Marilyn Kuksht and Elaine Badgely-Arnoux presented 
their proposals as well. Liesel Fenner, representing 
Caltrans, indicated the agency's support of the projects, 
which will be funded entirely by the artists. The 
proposals will be presented again at the next meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee. 



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Author." Names Suggested by Guidance Committee 







Diane 


DiPrima 


Jajnes 


Joyce 


Isabel 


Allenuc 


Medelecv 


Omitiri 


Pauline 


Kael 


Dorolh , 


Allison 


Manin 


Dubemian 


Yasunari 


Kawabata 


Luis 


Alvarez 


W. E. B. 


Dubois 


Jack 


Kerouac 


Maya 


Angelou 


Robert 


Duncan 


M. E. 


Kerr 


Brothc 


Antoninus 


Larry 


Duplechan 


Maxine Hong Kingston 


Gloria 


Anzaldua 


Marguerite 


Duras 


C. Y. 


Lee 


John 


Ashbery 


Albert 


Einstein 


YuanT. 


Lee 


Bernard 


Bailyn 


T. S. 


Eliot 


Ursula K. 


Leguin 


James 


Baldwin 


Louise 


Erdrich 


Primo 


Levi 


Djuna 


Barnes 


William 


Faulkner 


Lucy R. 


Lippard 


Donald 


Bartheleme 


Lawrence 


Ferlinghetti 


John 


Logan 


Samuei 


Beckett 


Enrico 


Fermi 


Jack 


London 


Elizabeth 


Bishop 


Richard 


Feynman 


Audre 


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DATE: 3/7/95 

Honorable Memebers of the Visual Arts 



(415)554 9671 Committee 

(415) 621-3868 FAX 

FROM: Susan Hontious 

RE: He- Allocation of Art Enrichment Funds 
mayor Generated by N. Field Cargo Facility at SF1A 

Fiank M Joidan 

At their Feb. 9, 1995 meeting, the Airport Art Steering 
Committee approved the re-allocation of art enrichment 
t utuis generated by the North Field Cargo Facility, 
(which has no public access), for use on the 
I nterna t i ona 1 Terminal and Concourses A and G. The AASt 
approved the following budget: 



NancTecS' SOURCE OF FUNDS: 

Stanley Ethelbaum N. FIELD CARGO FACILITY 

V*el Geneia 
I F. laRocca 



■i"" Beginning Balance: $607,347 

RolYOkomolo 
Dodte Rosekians 

BcubaiaSkioi Art Proj. Implementation: 

International Terminal: $339,612 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS Concourse A: $103,500 

Presidents ot the _ ,,,,., cnn 

Fine aus Museums Concourse G: $103,500 

Utxary Commission. $546,612 

Planning Commbslon. 
Recieatton and Park 

Commission Administration: $30,367 

Admin. Contingency: $30,368 

DiRECtoROF Total Budgeted Funds: $607,347 

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MINUTES 

AIRPORT ART STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING 

FEBRUARY 9, 1995 

Committee Members Present: 

Bill Coblentz 

Anne Healy 

Bob LaRocca 

Jill Manton 

J. Stanley Mattison 

Jason Yuen 

Other Staff Present: 
Debra Lehane 
Delores McCray 
Tonia McNeil 
Susan Pontious 

I. Approval of Oct. 13, 1994 Minutes 

Motion: Approval of Oct. 13, 1994 Airport Art Steering 
Committee minutes. 
Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

II. Project Updates 

Susan Pontious gave the status reports on the following 
projects . 

A. International Terminal 

1. James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors: 
The artist has completed his preliminary 

design development contract and will be providing a new 
model and cost estimate by the middle of February. 

2. Su-Chen Hung: 

The artist is working on three project ideas; 

1) the live video transmission for the baggage claim area, 

2 ) two glass block fans for the floor of departures with 
farewell messages in different languages, and 3) glass and 
light treatment for the support columns in immigration with 
"welcome" messages in different languages. 

Susan Pontious played a video with sample images from the 
Embarcadaro Center. The artist is now considering using 
four separate cameras instead of one camera with a panning 
function. Text moving across the screen would include a 
"locater", (i.e. Embarcadaro Center), and local time and 
temperature . 



Airport Art Steering Committee 2/9/95 

The committee felt that the text should read "Live from 
Embarcadero Center" to re-enforce that the image is a live 
transmission . 

Pontious reported that she has engaged in initial 
conversations with Embarcadaro Center regarding the annual 
maintenance cost of the artwork, and that they are 
interested in the proposal. This prototype with a revised 
budget will be submitted to them for approval. 

3. Lewis de Soto: 

The artist is working on the terrazzo floor 
design for the Departures lobby and the Arrivals lobby. He 
is using various NASA maps of the jet stream and dominant 
wind patterns as the source material for his imagery. 

4 . Vito Acconci : 

Vito Acconci has sent out a new model showing 
his system applied to the front curtain wall of the 
departure's lobby to create seating and other uses. 
Pontious reported that his first proposal for the ALRS 
station, which he developed in response to requests from the 
architects, was not in keeping with the Airport's program 
for this area. The Committee requested that Pontious 
communicate to the architects the Committee's strong 
objections to such misdirection of the artists. 

B. Concourse A 

1. Ik-Joong Kang : Kang is currently proposing 
cladding the two-story elevator columns in the departure's 
lobby with 6" x 6" hand-painted tile. 

2. Ann Preston: 

a. Sterile Corridor Domes: The new 
configuration of the sterile corridor provides a "rotunda 
space" where gates 7-12 empty into the main corridor. 
This space forms natural location for one of the domes; 
another is between gates 5 & 6. Ann is beginning her 
material and lighting research for the domes. 

b. Tile relief for one or two of the gate 
room walls. Pontious showed slides of an artwork Preston 
is proposing for the gate room walls that features cast 
hydrocal tiles. 

c. Column capitals and bases: Pontious 
distributed conceptual drawings of capitals and bases for 
the support columns. At present these column treatments are 



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of budget, but the architects are particularly 
rested and have indicated that they may be able to 
provide substantial architectural credits. 

Concourse G: 

Pontious reported that cost estimates for both 
ii Sonnier and Katheryn Gustafson showed both proposals 
100% over budget. Katheryn Gustafson is now working on 
another proposal for the departure's area. The architects 
have also redesigned the ceiling of the sterile corridor, 
and Keith Sonnier will be working on another proposal for 
that sit 

D. ALRS System 

Pontious reported that the Airport program for the 
ALRS system calls for what is essentially a glass box with a 
roof. They want no seating or anything else on the floor to 
impede the flow of traffic. The only possible artistic 
treatment to the stations would probably be some treatment 
applied to the glass. 

III. Procedure for Airport Approval of Art Projects 

Susan Pontious requested clarification regarding when 
the Airports Commission approved the art projects. Stan 
Mattison asked what the authority of the Committee was in 
that regard; i.e. was Airport approval delegated to the 
Committee or was it not? Jason Yuen stated that the Airport 
does not have legal authority to veto the artwork. He 
stated that the integrated artworks should be presented to 
the Airports Commission for information at the same time as 
the architects present schematic design. 

IV. Aviation Museum 

Jason Yuen reported that Louis Turpen would like to 
have an aviation museum that focuses on aviation history in 
the Bay Area. The architects have identified a location in 
the departures floor of the new international terminal to 
site the museum. It would be a two-story space 
approximately 40' x 80'. Yuen distributed photographs of 
the interior of the original San Francisco terminal, and 
reported that Mr. Turpen would like to have a building 
design that in some way recalled the architecture of the 
original . 

The architects would be asked to provide the shell of 
the building, but Mr. Turpen would like to have Art 
Commission involvement in the project by having an artist or 
artists design interior space and materials presentation. 



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Airport Art Steering Committee 2/9/95 

The suggested allocation of art enrichment funds for this 
purpose is $500,000. The Airport would provide staffing tor 
the museum. 

Discussion ensued as to the exact nature of artist 
participation, and whether or not the project was an 
appropriate use of art enrichment funds. Concern was 
expressed that there be an adequate base architectural 
budget, that any project using art enrichment funds must be 
artist driven, and that there be clearer parameters for Art 
Commission vs. Airport responsibility. 

Staff was directed to develop a program description and 
budget for the project, for presentation and approval by the 
Committee in March. Commissioner Healy requested that the 
plan include a justification of how it fits into the public 
art program. 

Motion: Approval of the concept of artist participation in 

the architectural enhancement and/or presentation of 

materials in an aviation museum, with a budget not to exceed 

$500,000 of art enrichment funds, and subject to conditions 

and parameters to be approved by the Airport Art Steering 

Committee . 

Moved : Coblentz/Mattison 

Ayes : Coblentz , LaRocca, Manton, Mattison, & Yuen. 

Abstention : Healy 

V. Loan of Don Potts Model to Art Source for 

exhibition at the Mills Building. 

Debra Lehane introduced Catherine Docter from Art 
Source. She explained that Art Source would like to borrow 
the Don Potts model of the Hallidie Building for an exhibit 
at the Mills Building. Art Source would provide 
transportation, and insurance for the piece; the Mills 
Building also has 24 hour security. Concern was expressed 
by Stan Mattison as to whether the piece had adequate 
insurance coverage. It was agreed that insurance coverage 
would be increased to $70,000. 

Motion: Approval to loan the Don Potts' model for the 
Hallidie Building to Art Source for exhibit at the Mills 
Building from Feb. 10 - May 7, 1995. 
Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 



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VI. Budget 

Summary Budget 
Susan Pontious presented a summary budget which represented 
how art enrichment funds generated from all sources would be 
allocated to the major project areas. However, she noted 

these allocations were based on numbers supplied by the 
\irport over a year ago, and that she was expecting revised 
i ^s soon. 

B. North Field Cargo Budget 

Motion: Approval of budget for use of art enrichment 
funds generated by the North Field Cargo building on 
Concourses A & G. 
Moved: Coblentz/Yuen 
Vote : Unanimous 

C. Total Concourse Budget 

Motion : Approval of total concourse art 
enrichment budget for concourses A & G, including the 
allocation of art enrichment funds generated from other 
sources (excluding the Pan Am Administration building) to 
the concourse art enrichment budget. 
Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

D. Pan Am Administration Building Renovation 
Jason Yuen reported that the Pan Am building was 

just renovation and so did not generate art enrichment 
funds . 

VII. Consultant Reports 

Susan Pontious asked the Committee if there were any 
comments or additions they would like to see in the reports 
generated by Katherine Holland, Karen Tsujimoto and Tim 
Perkis. Committee members commented that they thought the 
reports were very good, and would like to have the 
opportunity to discuss the implications of the reports 
further with the consultants at the next meeting. 

The next meeting was set for March 2, 1995. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Motion: Approval of Oct. 13, 1994 Airport Art Steering 

Committee minutes. 

Moved : Coblentz/Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



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Airport Art Steering Committee 2/9/95 

2. Motion: Approval of the concept of artist 
participation in the architectural enhancement and/or 
presentation of materials in an aviation museum, with a 
budget not to exceed $500,000 of art enrichment funds, 
and subject to conditions and parameters to be approved 
by the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

Moved : Coblentz/Matt ison 

Ayes : Coblentz, LaRocca, Manton, Mattison, & Yuen. 

Abstention : Healy 

3. Motion: Approval to loan the Don Potts' model for the 
Hallidie Building to Art Source for exhibit at the 
Mills Building from Feb. 10 - May 7, 1995. 

Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Motion: Approval of budget for use of art enrichment 
funds generated by the North Field Cargo building on 
Concourses A & G. 

Moved: Coblentz/Yuen 
Vote : Unanimous 



Motion : Approval of total concourse art enrichment 
budget for concourses A & G, including the allocation 
of art enrichment funds generated from other sources 
(excluding the Pan Am Administration building) to the 
concourse art enrichment budget. 
Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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PRELIMINARY STATEMENT FOR 

ON THE AIR 

PROJECT FOR THE 

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL 

SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

Artist, Lewis deSoto 
©1995 



The work "On the Air' has evolved since its initial conceptual phase. The 
approach of using the floor as a map space is not new, but the idea that it 
represent "air space' Is novel. However, the use of aeronautics maps that use 
ground and water contours too closely represents how one tends to think of 
maps for automobile use. The next step was to look at how the air moves 
around the earth and translate this into a picture that can become a floor 
design. The massing on the floor differs between the departure land the arrival 
levels. Therefore, two radically different approaches to the same concept need 
to be applied. 



DEPARTURE LEVEL 

"On the Air" takes place in the main ticketing space of the Departure Level, 
rendered in terrazzo. The visual design is based on atmospheric pressure and air 
movement diagrams for the month of July and August (see illustration 1). Tne 
rounded, flowing shapes represent pressure zones, with warm and cool colors 
stepping through levels of atmospheric pressure. These zones are separated in 
the terrazzo with metal divider strips. Within these zones are arrows represent ig 
currents of air. The longer the arrow, the stronger the wind. These arrows are c ut 
out of metal by water jet and set into the terrazzo (they are not constructed out 
of divider strips). The outlines of the continents are not shown. What is indicated 
are the major international airports of the world in three foot diameter circular 
metal plates. The plates will be etched out of a silver metal by a laser or water-iet 
method. These plate images are derived from aeronautics charts, picturing a 
section of the land mass, radio beacons and airport configurations (see illustration 
2). Currently, a catalogue of international airport destinations is being compilec . I 
estimate approximately 1 50-200 plates for this work. 



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for Ocean Beach 



Request for approval of Robert Catalusci, Ray 
Beldner, and Anita Margril] as finalists for 
Project, with the team of Dan ie] Gal vez and 
Leon i ilas Kyr i akopou los , the team of Jon Rubin and 
Hariri 1 Fletcher, and the team of Alice Wingwall 
and El ise Brewster as alternate finalists, and 
approval to pa> honorarium of $500 to each of 3 
finalists to develop a detailed proposal for the 
pro iect . 

rhe Selection Panel meeting took place on Friday, March 10, 
in order to determine three finalists who would be invited 
to prepare i detailed pro jec t proposal f o r this project . 
The Panel i m Luded Al Wong, art ist and teacher (Al also 
completed tin- public art commission for cloud Dance al the 
Chinatown Fire Station), John liatz, representing Muni, the 
client agency, and myself, the project curator. We reviewei 
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Hober t Catalusci has built targe structural installatio 
which Include photograph] c pro jec I inns at the Art Comini 
Gallery, and Southern Exposure Gallery, among others, 
work often utilizes a central symbol or icon from the p 
presented in a modern context. After the Lomti 1'rieta 
earthquake in 1989, Robert produced a temporary public 
installation in Santa Cruz, on the site of an earthquak 
demolished building. His project took the form of a 50 
lighthouse. On each of three stories of the lighthouse 
there were photographic project ions throughout t lie day 
night. The panel felt Robert 's use of icons would be 
particularly appropriate to t lie Ocean Beach site. 

Hay Beldner has created several temporary public projects 
which address nature as a dec I ining resource in the face of 
the modern onslaught of development. (His work will be 
included in an upcoming exhibit ion at the DeYoung Museum, 
^,,1 it led "Facing Eden: lot) years of Landscape Art in the Bay 
Area." ) For one of his projects , Ka> constructed an 
artificial nature trail at Tomales Hay State Hark, with 
various exhibits, informat ion kiosks and viewing vistas. 
In Dublin he developed a word sculpture on the last 



remaining Lol of publicl> owned Land. I'he text, "Nature 
Remains" was a quote from a Walt Whitman poem. Pour foot 
high Letters placed on a hillside were filled up w i t h a 
day's worth of recycled materials from the cit\ of Dublin 



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In addition, three alternate artists have been selected: the 
team of Daniel Galvez and Leonidas Kyr iakopoulos , the team 
of Jon Rubin and Hariell Fletcher, and the team of Alice 
Wingwall and Elise Brewster. Alternates were selected in 
the ease that any of the top three finalists might not be 
available or might decline to go forth with developing a 
f i na list p roposa 1 . 



Finalists will now be asked to to prepare a specific 
proposal for the site, accompanied with a detailed drawing 
or- tnaquette. The Panel will reconvene to review t he 
proposals and select the project artist. The selected 
P roposa I will be presented to you at a future Visual Arts 
Committee meeting. 



Jon Rubin/Harrell Fletcher collaborations emphasize 
community based work. In a recent project at the Claremont 
Middle School the artists began by talking with students 
about the unrealistic goal of becoming a basketball star. 
Three point lines were then painted on the school's outdoor 
courts using the names of students who play there and their 
non-sports related dreams for the future. 

Daniel Galvez/Leonidas Kyriakopoulos have suggested as a 
possible art solution, a four panel curvilinear screen 
which would be cut out with silhouettes referencing 
Playland. The screen would be painted with realistic images 
from the Muni archives. 

Alice Wingwall /Elise Brewster: Alice is a sculptor and 
photographer, whose qualifications include a public artwork 
at the University of Oregon in the courtyard of the 
Geological Sciences Building, using granite, other rocks, 
tiles and concrete to create a fountain and a resting place. 
Elise is an artist, also trained as a landscape architect. 
The team has been commissioned to do a temporary public art 
project in Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. 



CALTRANS TRANSPORTATION ART PROGRAM 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED ARTWORK 

LOCATION: Route 80 in San Francisco at the Fifth Street on-ramp at Bryant Street 

Elaine Badgely-Arnoux proposes to use the site at the Fifth and Bryant Street on- 
ramp as a permanent monument for an art installation, "The New Frontier: 
Rebuilding the American Dream." The installation is a casting in bronze of twenty- 
five shopping carts as covered wagons. The cart/wagons would be placed in a 
circle set on a concrete base within the mulched open space area adjacent to 
the semicircle curb (see attached plan and photos). The bronze carts would 
have a patina in the casting. 

The inspiration for this art as social consciousness came from the Fifth and Bryant 
Street homeless shelter located directly across the street from the site. The EB/A 
School of Art founded by Elaine Badegely-Arnoux is located next to the shelter 
facing the on-ramp. The twenty-five donated shopping cart/wagons were 
created in the School with the help of homeless men from the shelter. The synergy 
of the site, the highway, and the shelter are a rare combination in which to place 
such a moving monument. 

In 1989 Mayor Art Agnos, in response to great public pressure concerning 
homeless people living in the San Francisco Civic Center, organized a partial 
solution to a growing problem. The Mayor proposed to build the largest 
community homeless shelter in the nation. His plan met with anger and hostility 
from local commercial organizations and the neighborhood community. Elaine 
Badgley-Arnoux was amongst the community groups protesting. Her concern 
was for the safety of her students adjacent to the shelter. For a period of time her 
enrollment declined and the School's Board of Directors, with one exception, 
resigned. 

Rising to the challenge, Ms. Arnoux chose to meet and work with the shelter's 
administration and homeless clients. Working with her new neighbors gave her the 
opportunity to know another element of society. Through this interaction Ms. 
Arnoux gained insight as an artist and created "The New Frontier: Rebuilding the 
American Dream' using 25 shopping carts that became covered wagons with 
the addition of canvas tops. Employing several of the men from the shelter they 
contructed the wagons from a prototype she had made. Using their own 
initiative, the men proceeded to paint the carts in rich tones. 

The dynamic force of the wagons is reminiscent of the pioneers who crossed 
the country to California, the land of promised dreams, seeking a better way of 
life. The rawness of forging a new land echoes the strife of our streets today, as 
masses of people push shopping carts without a dream and without hope. The 
imbalance in our society has divided us and many fall. 

With the opening of The Museum of Modern Art, the South of Market Area is 
emerging as a prominent art community of national recognition. The 
neighborhood needs vision to bring sculpture of importance to this revitilizing 
area. 



The complexity of the landscape, concrete, converging streets and freeways 
at Fifth and Bryant Streets along with the spiritless disenfranchised who live under 
the freeway and on the street, is a haunting reminder that we must all pull together 
to retrieve "The American Dream." "The New Frontier" installation is truly a 
monument to America. 



COST ESTIMATE 

Total cost approximately $250,000 
Dependant upon grant funding sources 

Aquisition of grants contingent upon preliminary support by Caltrans, and the San 
Francisco Art Commission. 



MAINTENANCE 

Maintenance responsibility by EB/A School of Art, 689 Bryant Street. 

SAFETY 

Location of art work offers a park-like setting separate from the freeway above. 
Pedestrians as well as motorists can view the piece without posing a significant 
safety risk. 

TIME SCHEDULE 

Contingent on grant funding and Caltrans approval. 

To be determined with submittal of Encroachment Permit 



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The New Frontier 
689 Bryant Street 
San Francisco, CA 



94107 



MAYOR 

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Anr\» Heary 
President 



/amor - 
Nancy Boas 
Stanley cicheibaum 
Daniel Geneta 
Robert F LaRocca 
^^nny Lim 
j^^v Okamoto 
■flB»e Rosekrans 
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EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museums 
Ubiety Commission. 
P anmng Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



To The New Frontier Team: 

The San Francisco Art Commission wishes to recognize and 
issue this commendation and endorsement of the work of the 
New Frontier Project. 

In this time of urban stress and national concern over the 
issues posed by increasing numbers of homeless individuals 
and families in all major cities, the Commission wishes to 
commend this innovative use of art, seeking to bring hope 
and a new forum for discussion regarding the difficult and 
pressing issues of homelessness in a fashion that is 
collaborative, artistically moving, and timely. 

This commendation by the San Francisco Art Commission of the 
New Frontier Project, a unique collaboration of the EBA 
School of art and the Coalition on Homelessness, is our way 
of joining with the hopes and aspirations of this moving 
art/theater presentation; that art may take its place in 
providing new mediums of expression through which we may all 
find some healing and some new paths for possible solutions 
to these complex and challenging urban issues. 



DIRECTOR OF 
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 
joanne Chow WVishiD 



PROGRAMS 
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Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
Community Arts 
and Education 
POP'S Concerts 
Puolic Art Program 



Sfteet Art.sts Licenses 
Suite 70 

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Gallery 

155 Grove Street 

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The New Frontier is a proud San Francisco model of 
innovative approaches to difficult social issues. The New 
Frontier is an expression that is uniquely part of the San 
Francisco arts community, and we salute its innovative 
artistic source, Elaine Badgely-Arnoux for her continuous 
contributions to San Francisco. 



Sincerely, 




Joanne Chow Winship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



PLANTING LEGEND 



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March 15, 1995 



Marilyn Kuksht 

1770-B 
San Francisco, CA 94124 
415-822-2550 



TO: San Francisco Art Commission/Sanitary Fill Company/Caltrans 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

Construction and installation of two sculptures at the freeway on and off ramp area on 
Fifth Street bounded by Harrison and Bryant. Both sculptures designed to enhance the Cal- 
Trans vision of this area as an arrival and gateway site for the city and to complement re- 
cent landscaping upgrades there. 

Installation of a large scale sculpture (Welcome Rises)is planned at the apex of the triangle 
of land between the Bryant Street on-ramp and the Harrison Street off-ramp of highway 
101. Installation of a human scale sculpture (Here Together) in the smaller triangular plot 
facing Fifth Street on the right hand side of the Harrison off-ramp. 

DESIGN: 

Welcome Rises: The grace, warmth and elegance of San Franciso as a city can beautifully 
symbolized by the architectural element of an arc. The famous bridges which form her 
gateways are clear testimony to the powerful simplicity of this form. Welcome Rises' is a 1 2 
foot structure composed of 6 long thin steeel arcs that appear to emerge directly from the 
ground and fan into to a wide asymetrical pattern. Its grace is representational of both 
organic and engineered structures bringing together the natural feel of gigantic blades of 
windswept grass and the structured refinement of bridge a r cs or freeway curves. It will be 
surfaced in subtle reflective manner that uses light to enhance its visual impact. 

Construction: Sculpture will be made using recycled steel arcs salvaged from Sanitary Fill 
Company's Recycling Center. Each arc is composed of rectangular steel tubes 1 1 /2" wide 
by 3/4" deep having a wall thickness of 1/16". Sculpture will be fabricated by cutting, 
bending and welding. Portions of the arcs will be reinforced at double thickness (1 1 IT X 
1 1/2") to reduce flexing. Foundation/installation will be in accordance with certified struc- 
tural engineering requirements. Member arcs are to be welded to a 4' x 8' steel plate 5/8 to 
3/4 " in thickness; the plate will then be bolted to a reinforced concrete pad of slightly larg- 
er dimension poured directly into a ground trench for a concrete depth of approximate- 
ly! 4 inches. (See engineering drawings for detail.) 

Finish will be a polyester paint formulated for light stability, weathering durability, and flexi- 
bility. Surface will have the light reflective and polished characteristics of state-of-the art au- 
tomotive finishes. Special attention will be given to finishing welds joints to avoid corrosion 
and reduce maintenance. The base will also be positioned just above gound to reduce 
moisture collection, corrosion, and maintenance. 

Artist will donate fabrication and finishing; Sanitary Fill Company, Cal Trans and other solic- 
ited sponsors will support installation materials and labor. Artist will ensure adequate up- 
keep and maintenance of the sculpture surfaces and assembly integrity for a period of at 
least 3 years. 



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Here Together: Here Toglgether is designed to represent not only the romance of San 
Francisco as a tourinst and entertainment destination, but on another level, the well known 
character of interactive support of San Franciscans from diverse viewpoints and needs. It is 
composed of two related but dissimilar triangular forms harmonically linked and balanced , 
both visually and symbolicaly, at by a simple powerful circle. The sculpture will be approxi- 
mately 6 feet tall designed to have optimal viewing impact from a seated position as vehi- 
cles slow while descending the Harrison off-ramp or travel along Fifth Street. 

Construction: Sculpture will be fabricated from 1 /2" plate steel salvaged from Sanitary Fill 
Company's Recycling center. There is a further possibility of sponsorship to support casting 
the sculpture in bronze. 

The sculpture will be poised on a cylindrical concrete pedestal exposed approximately 24 
inches above ground. The pedestal will be reinforced and poured to a circumference 
depth that satisfies structural certification requirements now under preparation. 

If plate steel is used, the triangles will be finished using a patina in red oxide tones with a 
wax sealant; the ring will be polished and given a protective clear sealant. If done in 
bronze contrasting patinas and polish characteristics would be selected to preserve the 
juxtaposition between the boldness of the triangular forms and the refinment of the circle. 
Again, the artist wil assume responsibility for surface maintenance for a period of at least 
three years. 



Tuesday, March 7, 1995 
To: Mr. Joe Lieber 

Senior Landscape Architect 
Cal Trans Arts 

Re H ELI ANTHUS project 
Dear Joe, 

u <•'• Delanev & Cochran , environmental artists and landscape architects, in 
collaboration with The Garden Project and the South of Market Multi-Service Center 
propose to develop a garden as a form of public art adjacent to either side of the San 
Francisco Southbound 5th and Harrison St. off ramp. We propose to grow several 
varieties of sunflowers, ranging from 1 to 2 foot varieties, to avoid sightline interference 
closest to Harrison Street, ascending in size and species to 6 foot varieties towards the rear 
of the proposed site. 

Our goal is five fold: 

1) To create a dynamic environment of growth which explores the relationship 
between the contextuality of agriculture and urbanism. The process of growth 
within this environment will engage both motorist and pedestrian. 

2 ) To address the issue of sustainable growth, specifically the quality of our 
environment and its capacity to nurture physical and social growth. Our 
reference for this concept is care; care for the land, care for our community, 
and care for our future. 

3) To create a garden which is aesthetically beautiful within a complex urban 
environment. Through our research for this project we have learned from the 
surrounding community that the proposal site, though fairly benign during the 
day, is a local drug zone at night. 

4) To create a collaborative project which reflects the spirit of a healthy 
community. This project will reflect this goal through the collaboration of 

Delaney & Cochran , Cal Trans . The Garden Project , and the South of Market 
Multi-Service Center . 

5) To create an engaging and vivid symbol of the wonder and simplicity of the 
agricultural cycle. The community, by nurturing these flowers, participates in 
the process of healing the land and yielding a harvest. We will distribute the 
harvested sunflower seeds to local residents, to businesses adjacent to the 
project site, to motorists, to the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners 

(S.L.U.G.), to the Garden project , to the Silver Terrace Nurseries , a local 
flower Market, and to the South of Market Multi-Service Center . Not only 
would these seeds be used for replanting to continue this cycle of sustained 
harvest throughout our community, but they would provide food for birds in the 
area as well. 



Mechanics of Project: 

1) The seeds will be germinated by 3 members of the Garden Project at their 

greenhouse at the San Bruno Jail. 
2) The ground will be tilled and amended with turkey manure to a depth of 4 

inches by five residents of the South of Market Multi-Service Center . 
3 1 Five South of Market Multi-Service Center Residents will monitor and weed 

the garden for three hours every day for the duration of the project. 

We thank you for your consideration of our proposal. Please note that time is of 
essence and the sooner we can begin planting, the better. 



Sincerely, 




Tim Hatch 
Project Manager 




Topher Delaney 
Project Coordinator 




Note: The issue of vandalism: 

We propose at this time not to fence the site. With the aid of the South of Market 
Multi-Service Center, we hope to minimize the vandalism. However, if vandalism 
occurs, we would request permission to erect a temporary fence for the protection 
of the plants. 



Phone:(415)896-2998 
Fax: (415) 896-2995 



Friday, March 3, 1995 



To: Mr Joe Lieber 

Senior Landscape Architect 

Re: HELIANTHUS Public Arts Project 



Dear Mr. Joe Lieber, 



I, Robert Ruggeri, owner of the Silver Terrace Nurseries,. Inc. at the California Flower 
Market, would like to voice my support for the proposed HELIANTHUS Public Arts project. As 
you know, this project will not only be an aesthetic welcome to the South of Market area but will 
serve as a reminder to both our community and its visitors that California has one of the largest 
flower industries in the United States. This project celebrates the variety and complexity of our 
local flower market. San Francis^ojs commuters will experience the process of agricultural 
growth within an urban conte 




Robert Ruggeri 

Silver Terrace Nurseries, Inc. 



Friday, March 3, 1995 

To: Mr. Joe Lieber 

Senior Landscape Architect 

Re: HELIANTHUS Public Arts Project 



Dear Mr Joe Lieber, 

I am writing in support of the proposed HELIANTHUS project at 5th and Harrison. I 
work as chief coordinator of the South of Market Multi-Service Center which is located at the 
corner of Bryant and 5th, adjacent to the proposed site. Topher Delany and Tim Hatch have 
contacted our shelter and agreed to employ some of our residents to plant, grow, harvest and 
protect the sunflowers during the course of the project. Work programs for our residents are 
scarse. The opportunity which this project provides our community of indigent men who use this 
facility is a blessing that is seldom encountered. Work like this provides a dependable routine to 
men whose lives lack such structure. To stay with a project and nurture it until it yields results as 
satisfying as six foot sunflowers will provide a sense of pride and confidence which will aid these 
men in their for self esteem. This is a perfect example of effective community cooperation and 
may serve as a valuable model of such colaborations for the future. 



Sincerely, 

Reyna DiModica 

Coordinator of South of Market Multi-Service Center 



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Civic Art Coi ii iion 

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Special Meeting of 

VISUAL, ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, March 31 , 1995 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify ate accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during^the 
appropriate agenda item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DI SCUSS ION JlNJT POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMEl\)AT^rTN , RECOMMENDATION 
r0 WTROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, REfWrWoHjATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION 1\) Iffi-'W A/PROVAI 



3:00 I. 




3:10 II 



City and Co 'nty ot 
San Fr. ncisco 



Consent CaleXdi 

A. Mot i ou^tl^ apiaiFove payment of $236.50 

to Joyce K \ii#> f f^R s reimbursement for 

to San Francisco regarding 
the Airport International 



approve final payment of 

Shu for reimbursement of 
re Stat ion #3 7. 

approve payment of up to 
ernstein to spray acrylic 
n column murals at Skilled 
urs i ng Faci 1 i ty . 

approve honorarium of $200 
11 to develop an art 
re Station #39. 

authorize payment of $1,300 
er for additional costs 
listing the Sizzling Muni 
erior installation and for 
photographic documentation of 
arding Islands construction 



approve recommendation to 
waive art enrichment for handicapped access 
rump at Laguna Honda Hospital. 

Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton 



25 Van Ness Ave 



Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 TEL. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



3:10 II. Civic Center- Court House 

Jill Mant on ( 

Discussion of Norie Sato and lull Maxwell s 
pre..].', t for I lie l ; i rsl !• I oor CI erk ' s 
Co r i- 1 do i' . 

3:40 III. Airport. 

Susan Ponl ions 

Update on Lewis de Solo's proposal and 

requesjt for authorization to enter into 

contract with Lewis DeSoto for- n l > to 

$35,000 for design de\elopment of Lerrazzo 

floor for .lep.utin'f Lobby of the 

Internal renal Terminal, pending approval of 

the Airport Art Steering Committee. 



3:55 IV. 



Ocean lleacli Art Project 

F. 1 eano r Bea t .in 

Approval of finalists and authorization to 

pay honorarium of $500 per- finalist for the 

development of a rieLailed proposal. 



4:10 V . 



Art Commission (la I lery 

A. Report on "Cits Site" select ion and 
request for approval of se lei: ted projects 
and authorization to pa> SI, 000 artist 
honorarium and §5,000 materials budget for 
each pro.jei I . 

H. Report on sele< t ion process for 
" I- i ,iin i ug i r i > .sit e " fonce pro.jec t and 
request for approval of pool of potent ial 
panel r s I s i uc 1 ud ing : Adr ienne Fuzee , John 
Kr i ken , Marilyn Kuksht , chip Sullivan, 
M r char I Willis, m. i I a Margr i I 1 and 

J aqin- 1 i til I I I pp . 



1 : 30 VI . 



("a I trans Project at. 5th Street 
Discussion ol three proposed Artists 
projei is. 



15 VII. 



Merit .al Ilea I I h l-'ac i I i I y 

Appro\ a I nl i us I a 1 I ,. i i en 



1 nihil urn ra | 



4:55 VIII 



Discussion and Review Visual Arts Committee 
Approva I Process 



5:10 l \ . 



Review of Revised Mural Design by Rigo for 

Muni Mel ro 'I'u rna r ounil Const ruction 
liar r i cade 



5:20 



New business 



Discussion of aucl ion to benefit 
1 1 i i s I s in Kobe i Japan 



35 \l 



St. a IT Reports 

A. Co I lee I i oris 

R . II is tor i c and L nterpre tive Signage 

Pro.iec I 
(' . Market SI reel Ail i n Trans i t 
I). Moscone 
E. Promenade Ribbon Project 



Ad jon rnmeri I. 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 America) s 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to tlie needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Ait Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held in Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue ard 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmenial illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or relacd 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the cily to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language inierpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available u[ on 
request at meetings. Please contact Soma Gray in the Community Arts and Education Program at 
(415)252-2596 at least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 



Ke: \\<*r\ Vili 



7, L995 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 
Committee 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 



Processes Relative to 
ist Selection and Project Approval Process 

i oners : 

I've enclosed a copy of the Public Art Program's 
Guidelines for your use and information. The Guidelines 

i sed in the Spring of 1993, following Art 
Commission approval .- Public Art staff and the Visual Arts 

e members worked together to evaluate our 
procedures and policies with the goal of having a program 
i operated both professionally and effectively. 

Summary of Different Approval Processes 

t. aff Approval through Curatorial Committee Review/ 
Visual Arts Committee Consent Calendar Listing 

The following kinds of projects are typically reviewed 
at the weekly meeting of the Curatorial Committee, a 
group comprised of the 4 Public Art Program Curators, the 
Gallery Director and the Collection Manager. 

A . Artist-initiated projects on City property. A s 
outlined in our publication entitled, Guidelines for 
Temporary Art Installations, artists must obtain Art 
Commission approval for installations on City property, 
even if no Art Commission funding or City funding is 
involved. Staff reviews the project, makes comments and 
requests modifications if deemed appropriate and places 
the item on the Visual Arts Committee Consent Calendar. 
All Consent Calendar items regarding approval of an art 
work or proposal will be available for viewing at the 
time of the Visual Arts Committee meeting upon request. 

B. Mural Pro.iects on Public or Private Property 
Most mural projects are subject to Art Commission review 
because of public funding even though most of the 
projects are actually executed on private property. There 
are two primary sources of funding for mural projects - 
Federal block grants which are channeled through the 
Mayor's Office of Community Development and Neighborhood 
Beautif ication Funding through the CAO's Office. Staff 
reviews the project and if approved, it is placed on the 
Visual Arts Committee as a Consent Calendar Item. A mock- 



'toon of the mural will be available for 

i sual Arts Committee upon Commissioner request. 

l arket Street Art in Transit Projects - 

member of the Visual Arts Committee serves 
as a liaison to the Selection Panel. A summary of the 
recommended projects is prepared and distributed to the 
mmittee along with the Agenda. The Market 
Street projects recommended for approval will be listed 
alendar items. If requested by a 
ssioner, staff will present a more detailed 
on of each proposal, along with slides 

the past work of the individual artist 
irket Street Poster project designs will be 
non the Consent Calendar and displayed for the 
Commissioners review. 

D . Public Art Projects - Finalists. Short Lists 

policy of the Visual Arts Committee to delegate 
a particular Commissioners as a liaison to new public art 
projects. This involves serving on the Selection Panel 
and acting as an advisor to the staff person managing the 
project when difficult or delicate issues arise. 
Selection Panel recommendations regarding finalists will 
be placed on the Visual Arts Committee agenda as a 
Consent Calendar item. If any Commissioner wishes, staff 

be prepared to present slides of the finalists upon 
request . 

Finalists are either invited to attend an orientation and 
interview or are asked to develop a maquette in exchange 
for an honorarium of a specified dollar amount. If an 
artist is selected as the result of an interview, 
presumably the Visual Arts Committee liaison will be in 
attendance at the interview. The final recommendation of 
the Selection Panel will be placed on the Visual Arts 
Committee agenda as a Consent Calendar item. Staff will 
be prepared to show slides of the applicant's work if 
requested . 

Occasionally because of a time constraint, staff is 
unable to conduct a full-fledged competition. With the 
prior approval of the Visual Arts Committee and the Human 
Rights Commission, staff will be authorized to develop a 
short list of potential candidates. This list is 
presented as a Consent Calendar Item with staff prepared 
to make a presentation of each candidate's 
qualifications. 

2. Visual Arts Committee Review and Approval 

A. Proposals and Maquettes 
If the project calls for a proposal or maquette to be 
submitted by the finalists, then the recommended maquette 



-ented as a regular agenda item for the 
consideration of the Visual Arts Committee. Once 

ved, staff will proceed to develop a contract with 
for the execution of the approved proposal. 
■tain the maquettes submitted by the other 
for Commission viewing at the time the item is 
-■cussed . 

B . Review of Conceptual Proposal and Design 
Development 

ists are selected on the basis of an interview, 
or on the basis of their past work, the first contract 

• issued is for the design of a conceptual 
proposal. Although staff will review and discuss the 
proposal with the artist before presentation to the 
, ts Committee, there is no prior curatorial 
f v w process. This is presented as a regular agenda 
item. The same process applies for the design development 
il approval phases of an artist's work. 

Occassionally during the process of fabricating or 
executing a proposal, an artist may need to make some 
sort of modification to the original proposal. Staff, in 
consultation with the Art Commission Director, shall 
decide if the modification is minor or substantive, if 
which case, it would be again brought before the Visual 
Committee. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART CO MM I S S I O N 






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Date: 



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Civic Akt Couiction To : 
Civic Diiicn Riviiw 
Community Artj 
& Education 
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Cailirv 
PS Symphony Concimi 

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March 21, 1995 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 
Committee 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Request for Waiver of Art Enrichment at Laguna 
Honda Hospital 



Stmit Aktiiti LlCINlll 

SoiTI 70 „ 

415. 252. 258i Commissioners: 




From time to time, we are asked to waive the art 
enrichment requirement for a new project. This most 
commonly occurs when the funding is either too 
insignificant to provide for a meaningful contribution 
from the art program, the facility generating the art 
enrichment funds is not publicly accessible, or the 
construction project generating the funds is not 
necessarily appropriate for artistic enhancement. 

In the case of the Laguna Honda handicapped ramp, the 
total art enrichment will be $3,900. After we take our 
administrative fee, there will be even less money 
available for the art project itself. Although the 
current language of the Art Enrichment Ordinance does no! 
allow for the pooling of funds from small or publicly 
inacessible projects, this is one of the changes that we 
are currently proposing to the text of the ordinance. 
Under the circumstances, it is my recommendation that the 
art enrichment requirement for this project be waived. 

Please contact me if you have any questions. 



cc : Debra Lehane , Civic Design 

Marilyn Thompson, Bureau of Architecture 



City and County Of 
San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2S90 fax 415. !52. 2595 



§ 68073 COURTS Title 8 

§ 68073. Rooms and facilities for holding court; exclusion of 
reporter's equipment 

In each county the board of supervisors shall provide suitable 
rooms for holding the superior, municipal and justice courts, for the 
chambers of the judges of said courts and for court attendants, to- 
gether with sufficient attendants, heat, light, furniture, furnishings, 
equipment, stationery, supplies, and other personal property, for said 
rooms and chambers and for the transaction of the business of the 
courts. Prior to the construction of new court facilities, the board of 
supervisors shall submit proposed plans to the judge or judges of the 
affected court for review and recommendation as to the adequacy and 
standard of design and such review and recommendation shall not be 
disregarded without reasonable grounds. 

If the board of supervisors of any county does not provide suit- 
able rooms for holding the superior, municipal or justice courts, for 
the chambers of the judges of said courts and for the court attend- 
ants, together with sufficient attendants, furniture, furnishings, heat, 
light, equipment, stationery, supplies and other personal property, for 
said rooms and chambers and for the transaction of the business of 
the courts, the courts or the judge or judges of such courts may direct 
the sheriff of the county to provide the same. The expenses incurred 
in providing the same, certified by the judge or judges to be correct, 
are a charge against the county treasury, and shall be paid out of the 
general fund. 

This section shall not be construed as authorizing the county to 
supply to the official reporters of the courts Stenograph, Stenotype or 
other shorthand machines; nor as authorizing the county to supply 
to the official reporters of the courts, for use in the preparation of 
transcripts, typewriters, transcribing equipment, supplies or other 
personal property. 

(Added by Stats.1953, c. 206, p. 1238, § 1. Amended by Stats.1953, c. 911, 
p. 2266, § 1; Stats.1965, c. 1622, p. 3709, § 1, eff. July 23, 1965; Stats.1968, 
c. 449, p. 1068, §61.) 

Historical Note 

The 1953 amendment added the first niture. fuel, lights, and stationery, suffi- 

and third paragraphs. In the present sec- cient for the transaction of business". 

ond paragraph, reference was made to ^ mi - amen(lm( , nt inserteiJ the sec . 

provision of suitable rooms tor holding om] t o( t , ,, rst paragrapIl . 
courts, "for the chambers of the judges of 

said courts and for the court attendants. The 106S amendment added standard 

together with sufficient attendants, furni- "of" design to the second sentence of the 

ture, furnishings, heat, light, equipment, first paragraph. 

stationery, supplies and other personal Derivatio „. C . C .p. , 144 added bv 

property for said rooms and chambers ( , o(k . Am lss0 ,. ;u - 39 , , amended 

and for the transaction of the business of Stats.1001, c. 102, p. 120. § 22; Stats, 

the courts, instead of suitable rooms for ,; .,-,. Stats.1949, c. 

holding courts "and the chambers of the 1514 .^j,- ' 

judges, together with the attendants, fur- ' ' " 

10 



Ch. 1 



GENERAL PI* 



HONS 



§ 68073 



Courthouse, see § 25351. 

Quarters for superior courts 



Cross References 



Library References 

C.J.S. Courts § 166. 



Notes of Decisions 



In general I 

Audit of expenses incurred 6 

Authorized equipment and expenses 5 

Injuries incurred in courtroom 7 

Personnel 3 

Place of trial 8 

Power of courts 



judges and supervisors 



Suitable quarters 2 



1. In general 

( !ounty board's adoption of courthouse 

site and approval of courthouse building 

plans constituted an exercise of adminis- 
trative duties the exercise of which could 
not be interfered with through the initia- 
tive process. Mueller v. Brown (1063) 34 
Cal.Rptr. -174, 221 <\A.2d 319. 

Official superior court reporter was of- 
ficer and employee of superior court when 
he prepared reporter's transcripts from 
notes taken by him during civil trials for 
persons who were entitled by law to re* 
quest preparation of such transcripts and 
paid his compensation therefor, and re- 
porter was not "independent contractor" 
within municipal code provision that every 
person engaged in any occupation as inde- 
pendent contractor shall pay license fee. 
City of Los Angeles v. Vaughn (1961) 10 
Cal-Rptr. 457, 35S P.2d 913, 55 C.2d 19S. 

The action of a board of supervisors in 
taking care of and preserving property 
purchased by the court of sessions upon 
which to erect a county court house is not 
such a ratification of the purchase as will 
bind the county, particularly when it is 
not shown that the board of supervisors 
acted with a full knowledge of the facts. 
Phelan v. County of San Francisco (1856) 
C. 531. 

2. Suitable quarters 

Duty of providing adequate quarters for 
courts is mandatory, explicit and imposed 
by law on the county, but the law leaves 
to the hoards of supervisors to determine 
in each case, what is required to consti- 
tute suitable quarters. Lavine v. Jessup 
(1958) 326 P.2d 238, 161 C.A.2d 59. 

37 Cal.Code — 2 



Where voters approved proposition to 
incur a bonded indebtedness of $8,400,000 
for purpose of constructing, furnishing 
and equipping buildings to provide quar- 
ters for superior and municipal courts, 
the county jail and county departments 
and officials, resolution by board of super- 
visors of county to obtain additional funds 
from general fund for purposes of such 
construction did not breach contractual 
relation between board of supervisors 
and electors created by election and 
did not violate constitutional limitation 
with respect to indebtedness. San Diego 
County v. Perrigo (1957) 318 P.2d 542, 
155 C.A.2d 644. 

Board of supervisors of a county is re- 
quired by law to provide adequate quar- 
ters for superior and municipal courts; 
and a provision in any contract designed 
to prevent board of supervisors from per- 
forming that duty would be contrary to 
law and unenforceable. Id. 

Duty of providing adequate quarters for 
courts is mandatory, explicit and imposed 
by law on the countv. Los Angeles Coun- 
ty v. Bvran (1951) 227 P.2d 4, 36 C.2d 
694. 

County boards of supervisors are re- 
quired by state law to provide suitable 
quarters for superior and municipal 
courts, and what is required to constitute 
suitable quarters is a matter for the 
board to determine. Simpson v. Hite 
(1950) 222 P.2d 225, 36 C.2d 125. 

Determining what is suitable as quar- 
ters for municipal and superior courts 
pursuant to duty imposed by state law 
upon county board of supervisors to pro- 
vide suitable quarters for such courts nec- 
essarily includes the selection of a site for 
buildings to house such courts, and ascer- 
tainment of the extent and character of 
accommodations which such buildings must 
contain. Id. 

Prescribing the policy that county hoard 
of supervisors shall provide suitable quar- 
ters for municipal and superior courts 
was the "legislative act" of the state, 
while carrying out such policy by per- 
forming the duty of providing such quar- 



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§ 68073 



COURTS 



Title 8 



ters is mi "administrative function" dele- 
gated by state to county board. Id. 

The superior court has duty and unlim- 
ited power to provide adequate quarters 
and facilities for conduct of a trial so that 
each defendant may exercise his constitu- 
tional right to sit with his counsel or be 
so situated that he can freely and uninter- 
ruptedly communicate and consult with his 
counsel, notwithstanding that there may 
be a great number of defendants and that 
regular courtroom space is limited. Peo- 
ple \. Zammora (1944) 152 ivjd isn. t;t; 
r.A.Jd it;*;. 

Under this section, it is the duty of the 
hoard of supervisors to provide suitable 
rooms and other facilities for the holding 
of sessions of the superior court. 39 
Ops.Atty.Gen. 178,3-26-62. 

3. Personnel 

The rules of the Humboldt county civil 
service commission exclusively govern pro- 
cedures for filling vacancies iu the munici- 
pal court marshal's office. 55 Ops.Attv. 
Gen. 62, 1-27-72. 

4. Power of courts, judges and supervi- 

sors 
Proposed initiative ordinance providing 
for repeal of resolutions of Los Angeles 
county board of supervisors which desig- 
nated, and pursuant to which county had 
acquired, site for municipal and superior 
courts buildings and entered into architec- 
tural and construction contracts and for 
designation of a different site dealt with 
administrative matters which under state 
law were committed solely to the board 
and therefore ordinance was not within 
the initiative function and its omission 
from ballot should be directed by peremp- 
tory writ of mandate. Simpson v. Hite 
1 1950) 222 P.2d 225. 36 C.2d 125. 

Court set up by Constitution has within 
it power of self-preservation and power to 
remove all obstructions to its successful 
operation. Millholen v. Rilev (1930) 293 
P. 69, 211 C. 29. 

C.C.P. § 144. now incorporated in this 
section, was intended to authorize the se- 
curing of suitable rooms where the super- 
visors had failed or refused to provide 
them, and the power given was restricted 
to directing the sheriff to make the provi- 
sions, and while the power might be ex- 
tended in cases of necessity, if the sheriff 
should neglect or refuse to execute the 
court's directions, the court could not dis- 
regard the statute, and legally give its 
directions to a person other than the 
sheriff before calling on him to execute 
its directions. Falconer v. Hughes (1908) 
96 P. 19, S C.A. 56. 



The power of the supervisors to desig- 
nate rooms in the courthouse for the use 
of county officers is not exhausted by one 
designation, but they may assign to the 
district attorney rooms occupied by the 
judges of the superior court, though such 
rooms were designated on the building 
plans as "Judges' Chambers." San Joa- 
quin County v. Budd (1892) 30 P. 967, 96 
C. 47. 

C.C.P. § 144, now incorporated in this 
section, did not authorize the judge of a 
department of a superior court to antici- 
pate the action of the county court board 
in completing and furnishing a room of a 
county courthouse, designed for him. 
though the board was unreasonably delay- 
ing the work. Los Angeles County v. Su- 
perior Court of Los Angeles (1892) 28 P. 
ltMiL'. 9:;c. 3S0. 

The courts or judges, after certifying 
the expenses incurred, have not the power 
to order the treasurer to pay the same. 
and the latter is not guilty of contempt in 
refusing to obey such an order. Ex parte 
Widber (1891) 27 P. 733. 91 C. 367. 

A court of sessions has no authority to 
purchase land for a court house, and a 
contract made by them with that end in 
view is void. Phelan v. Countv of San 
Francisco (1856) 6 C. 531. 

Board of supervisors has no authority 
to appoint a citizen's committee to inves- 
tigate staffing, practice, procedure, admin- 
istration or conduct of a judge of munici- 
pal or superior courts, courts of appeal, 
or supreme court; such power resides in 
the supreme court, commission on judicial 
qualifications and the judicial council. 53 
i tps.Atty.Gen. 192, 5-19-70. 

5. Authorized equipment and expenses 
Items of expense for court attendants, 

such as heat, light, furniture, furnishings, 
equipment, stationery, supplies, and other 
personal property necessary for the trans- 
action of court business, are properly in- 
cluded in county budget, but such items as 
stenograph, stenotype or other shorthand 
machines, supplies for use in preparation 
of transcripts, typewriters, transcribing 
equipment, supplies or other personal 
property for the reporters, even though 
necessary for the transactions of court 
business, may not be included. 32 Ops. 
Atty.Gen. 103. 

6. Audit of expenses incurred 

Since C.C.P. s 144, now incorporated in 
this section, provided that the expenses 
incurred should be audited by the judge, it 
was not necessary that they be audited by 
the county supervisors. Ex parte Widber 
(1891) 27 P. 733, 91 C. 367. 



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GENERAL PROVISIONS 



§ 68074 



928 (repealed; see, now, § 

ithorizing the grand jury to 

mploy ;ii] expert to examine the books of 

at an agreed compensation i" 

ii i npproved by the court, authorizes 

Hi only in approve the employment 

the expert not to audit his account or 

nler its payment, and therefore did not, 

under Pol.C, S 1091 (repealed) requiring 

In' auilitor (o issue warrants for all debts 

insl the county allowed by the board 

mperrisors or which wen- fixed by law 

''I by law to be allowed by 

■ ii or tribunal other than the 

require the auditor to issue a 

■ ' sperl on the order "I the 

in without the claim having been sub- 
lie supervisors. White v. Mat- 
916) 156 P. ::t.'. 29 c.A.<>34. 

injuries incurred in courtroom 

t) an. I county acts as county in gov- 



performiug duty 



niposed on it by state, in so far 
uintains city ball for superior 
nil bence is liable, if at all, for 
to spectator during trial in supe- 
troom, under Public Liability Act 



I'inecn v. City anil County of San 
isco (1940) 1(11 P.2d ":!«, 38 C.A.2d 



isii. 



8. Place of trial 

Error, if any, of court in holding session 
in back room of county clerk's office, 
rather than in its courtroom, was one of 
law which could be reached only on direct 
attack on appeal, and not in prohibition 
proceeding. Holland v. Superior Court in 
anil for Fresno County (1932) 9 P.2d 531, 
121 C.A. 523. 

In the case of Black v. Kearney (1901) 
64 I'. 267, ii C.U. 660, the court said: 

"The judgment purports to have been 
rendered in open court; but it is stated in 
the affidavit of plaintiff's counsel, in the 
bill of exceptions, that it was in fact ren- 
dered in the judge's chanbers, adjoining 
the court room, — the door being open be- 
tween the rooms. I do not think, how- 
ever, that the judgment can be attacked in 
this way. Nor is there any reason why 
the court may not bold its sessions, when 
it has been so ordered, in any room of the 
court bouse, or elsewhere, provided it con- 
forms to the requirements of the law." 



38073.5 Counties of more than 3,000,000; use of dining facil- 
ities, garages or parking facilities by judges, offi- 
cers of court, attaches and jurors 

In any county having a population of 3,000,000 or more, the 

i of supervisors may, with respect to any dining facility, or ga- 

i or other vehicular parking facility, in or adjacent to the county 

thouse and other court buildings in said county, provide the 

u ns occupying such buildings and the judges, officers of the court, 

attaches and jurors quartered therein, with the same accommodations 

as to use, access, occupancy and, excepting jurors, with the same par- 

ncipation in the operational administration thereof, as are furnished, 

made available to, or enjoyed by the departments, officers and em- 

es of the county with respect to similar facilities in or adjacent 

to other county buildings. 

Added by Stats. 1959, c. 1998, p. 4642, § 1.) 



Library References 



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@=22(1). 



C.J.S. Courts § 142. 
C.J.S. Judges § 35. 



^ 68074. Courts having seals 

Each court shall have a seal. 
Added by Stats.1953, c. 206, p. 1238, § 1.) 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



G E N D 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, April 19, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice! Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an informat ion card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



in 152 ."^i 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY [NCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION 
rO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO 
DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



12:00 I 



Consent. Calendar 

A. Motion to approve payment of $236.50 

to Joyce Kozloff as re imbursement for 
travel expenses to San Francisco regarding 
art project for the Airport International 
t erm i na I . 



P. Motion to approve final payment of 

$f!00 to Wang Po Shu for reimbursement of 
expenses for Fire Station #37. 

C. Motion to approve payment of up to 

$1,1)00 to Jim Bernstein to spray acrylic 
lacquer sealer on column murals at Skilled 
Mental Health Nursing Fac i 1 i ty . 

I). Motion to approve honorarium of $200 

to Mark McDonnell to develop an art 
proposal for Fire Station 439. 

F. Motion to authorize payment of $1,300 

to leonard Hunter for additional costs 
incurred in adjusting the Sizzling Muni 
Sign for an exterior installation, and for 
photographic documentation of 19th Avenue 
Poard i ng islands construction process. 

F. Mot ion to approve recommendation to 

iwiiip art r-nriihment for handicapped access 
ramp at lacuna Honda Hospital. 

(7 . Motion to approve final payment on 

\a\ land Blake's design development contract 

in the amount of $2195.20. 



m 



H. Mot inn to authorize the Di rector of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into fabrication 



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and installation contract with Nayland 
blake for an amount up to $6,350.00 for the 
"Constellation" project for the New Main 
Li brary . 

I. Notion to authorize the Director of 

Cul tural Affairs to enter into a 
fabrication and installation contract with 
Rocket Science for an amount up to $13,000 
to fabricate brackets and install artwork 
for Nayland Blake's "Constellation" project 
for the New Main Library . 

J, Motion to approve artwork by Larry 

Clark and Ira Watkins for poster series on 
Market Street kiosks. 

K. Motion to approve artwork by Connie 

Hatch to be displayed at Cal trans Transbay 
Terminal as part of the Gerbode Foundation 
/Capp Street project . 

L. Motion to approve MOCD mural projects 

by Johanna Poethig for Cohen Alley and by 
Jose Mesa Velasquez for Cypress Alley 
sponsored by the Mural Resource Center . 

M. Motion to amend resolution #0306-95- 

170 to correct title for artwork purchased 
by Nick Quijnno from "Chupa Quenepas" to 
"Dime Que Qu i eres . " 

N. Motion to approve Art Commission 

involvement in providing integral artworks 
for the lobby of the Aviation Archive and 
Library and an interactive artwork for the 
exterior of the facility with a budget not 
to exceed $500,000. 

O. Motion to approve Memorandum of 

Understanding as amended between the 
Airport and the Art Commi ss ion regard i ng 
mutual responsibilities between the two 
agencies as it pertains to the Aviation 
A rch i ve L i bra ry . 

P. Mot ion to approve payment not to 

exceed $1,000 to Eileen Hope I son for her 
services as a spec writer for the Civic 
center Court House art projects . 

(J. Mot ion to approve payment not to 

exceed $1375 to Ron Johnson for his 



services reviewing the specifications for 
i he civic Center Court House. 

P. Mot ion in approve a mod i fi cat ion to 
the agreement with Fiberstars, decreasing 
total amount by $7,100 for work which will 
now he performed by General Contractor for 
the Promenade Ribbon Project. 

S. Hot ion to autlmrire staff to proceed 

with program and budget outlined for new 
Muni hoy Stops Project. 

T. Mot ion to approve a resolution of 

thanks t c> Cheryl Riley for her contribution 
to the Fayv iew-Hunter ' s Point neighborhood 
and I he children of George Washington 
Carver Schoo 1 . 



A i rporl 
Susan P 

A. Pr 
proposa 
a rpas . 

A i rpor t 
recomme 
an thor i 
Hpvel op 

B. Pr 
Kathryn 
A i rport 
rpcomme 
t prmi na 
Staff r 
t he art 
creat i n 

C. Re 
A i rport 
rpcomme 
au thor i 
develop 

D. Re 
for Con 
Staff R 
pend ing 
Steer in 



out ions, Tonia MacNeil 

esental ion of Su-chen Hung's 

1 for columns in immigration arrival 



Art Ste 
rid at ion : 
nation t 
merit, con 
e sen tat i 

Gust af s 

Art Ste 
ndat ion : 
te art is 
ecommend 
i st for 
g the re 
v i ew of 

Art Ste 
ndat ion: 
z at i on t 
merit con 
view of 
course A 
ecommend 

approva 
g Commit 



ering Committeee 
mot ion to approve and 

o enter into design 

tract with the artist. 

on of revised proposal by 

on for Concourse G. 

ering Committeee 
motion to reject and to 

t ' s contract . 

at ion: Motion to reimburse 

expenses incurred in 

vised proposal. 

model by Keith Sonnier. 

ering Committeee 
motion to approve and 

enter into design 
tract with the artist, 
proposal by Ik-Joong Kang 

ation: Motion to approve, 

1 from the Airport Art 
tee . 



3:35 III 



Art Commission Gallery 

Jason Tannen 

A. Report on "City Site" selection and 

proposed projects by Anders Barth and Ian 

Pollock/Janet Silk. 



Staff recommendation: Motion to approve 
Selection Panel choices and authorization 
to pay $1,000 artist honorarium and $5,000 
materials budget for each project. 

B. Report on selection process for 
"Framing City Site " fence project and 
pool of panelists to include: Adrienne 
Fuzee, John Kriken, Marilyn Kuksht, Chip 
sullivan, Michael Willis, Anita Margrill 
anil Jaqueline Tripp. 

Staff recommendation: motion to approve 
artist guidelines and panelist pool. 

C . Heport on Gallery. 



3:50 IV. 



Moscone Art Project 

Ton ia Macne i 1 

Presentation of finalists' materials. 

Staff recommendation: Motion to approve 

Selection Panel's choice of artist to 

design and implement artwork. 



4:05 V. 



Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil, Dennis Tsai, Kent Ford 

Presentation of Jodie Pinto's conceptual 

proposal . 

Staff Recommendation: Motion to approve. 



4:15 VI 



Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Arthur Gonzalez 

Presentation of artist's revised 

propusa 1 . 

Staff Recommendation: Motion to approve. 



4:25 VII 



Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pont ions 

Presentation of installation of column 

murals and Hilda Shuui's wall relief "Games 

of the World. " 

Staff recommendation: Motion to approve. 



4:40 VIII. Cai trans Project at 5fh Street 

Discussion of three proposed Artist 
projects 

4:55 IX. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, Judge Michael Hanlon, Judge 
Barbara Jones 

Discussion and request for decision 
regarding resolution of conflict for Norie 
Sato and Bill Maxwell's First Floor Clerk's 
Corridor project. 



S t a f f rrr ommondat ion : Motion to support 
ml issts' proposal to develop a design 
us i ng marb 1 r> . 



5:25 X 



New Business 

Discussion of auction to benefit 

artists in Kobe, Japan 



4 XI. 



Staff Reports 

A . Co 1 1 e< - t i ons 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Pro.jec t 

. Market. Street Art in Transit 
D. Promenade Ribbon Project 
R. Library 

F. Mission District Police Station 

G. Taraval Police Station 
H. Hospital Parking Garage 



5:55 XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIB1UTY IN FORMA TION 

'Pursuant to City policy and Hie requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Commiltee Meeiings of ihe An Commission will 
he held al 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings are held In Suite 70, hasement level, and can he accessed by the two main 
elevators in the lohby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curhslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location arc: 

J, K, I., M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 lo discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help ihe city lo 
accomodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact teSSSBpSTihc Community Aris and Education Program al 
(415)554-9671 at least 72 hours prior to meeting Late requests will be honored if possible. 




SAN FRANCISCO A FIT C O M M I S S 1 N 






Date: 



Civic A»i Couiction To : 
Civic Oiiicn Riviiw 
Coumunh, Ami 
i. (ducaiion 

Cuituui toiint Cmnh From: 
Gaiurv 
POPS Symphony Concikii 

Pu.ucA.r Re . 



Sunt A«niTi Liciniii 

Suiti 70 „ 

4is.3S2.2S8 1 ''""iiiissioners 



March 2 1 , 1 99 5 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 
Comm i L tee 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Program 

Request, for Waiver of Art. Enrichment at Laguna 

Morula llosp l t.a 1 



From time to time, we are asked to waive the art 
enrichment requirement for a new project. This most 
commonly occurs when t.he funding is either too 
insignificant to provide for a meaningful contribution 
from the art program, the facility generating the art 
enrichment funds is not publicly accessible, or the 
construction project generating the funds is not 
necessarily appropriate for artistic enhancement. 

In the case of the Laguna Honda handicapped ramp, the 
total art enrichment will be $3,900. After we take our 
administrative fee, there will be even less money 
available for the art project itself. Although the 
current language of the, Art Enrichment Ordinance does not 
allow for the pooling of funds from small or publicly 
inacessible projects, this is one of the changes that we 
are currently proposing to the text of the ordinance. 
Under the circumstances, it. is my recommendation that the 
art enrichment requirement for this project be waived. 



Please contact 



if you have any questions 




."ity and County of 
r San Fhancisco 



cc: Debra Lehane, Civic Design 

Marilyn Thompson, Bureau of Architecture 



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§ 68073 
§ 68073. 



t.'OUHTS 



Title 8 



Rooms : i ii*1 facilities for holding court; exclusion of 
reporter's equipment 

In each county the hoard of supervisors shall provide suitable 
rooms for holding the superior, municipal and justice courts, for the 
chambers of the judges of said courts and for court attendants, to- 
gether with sufficient attendants, heat, light, furniture, furnishings, 
equipment, stationery, supplies, and other personal property, for said 
rooms and chambers and for the transaction of the business of the 
courts. Prior to the construction of new court facilities, the. board of 
supervisors shall submit proposed plans to, theJudge,or Judges of the / \ 
affected court for review and recommendatlon^as to'ihe'adeqVlacy'ancl ' C 
standard of design and such review and recommendation shall not.be a 
disregarded without reasonable grounds. • i 

If the board of supervisors of any county does not provide suit- 
able rooms for holding the superior, municipal or justice courts, for 
the chambers of the judges of said courts and for the court attend- 
ants, together with sufficient attendants, furniture, furnishings, heat, 
light, equipment, stationery, supplies and other personal property, for 
said rooms and chambers and for the transaction of the business of 
the courts, the courts or the judge or judges of such courts may direct 
the sheriff of the uounly to provide the same. The expenses incurred 
in providing the same, certified by the judge or judges to be correct, 
are a charge against the county treasury, and shall l>e i>aid out of the 
general fund. 

This section shall not be construed as authorizing the county to 
supply to the official reporters of the courts Stenograph, Stenotype or 
other shorthand machines; nor as authorizing the county to supply 
to the official reporters of the courts, for use in the preparation of 
transcripts, typewriters, transcribing equipment, supplies or other 
personal property. 

(Added by Stats.1953, c. 20(5, p. 1238, § 1. Amended by Stats. 1953, c. 911, 
p. 2266, § 1 , Stats.1965, t. 1622, p. 3709, § 1, eff. July 23, 1966, Stuts.1968, 
c. 449, p. 1068, § 61.) 

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ipieal prcpil rill inn ,,( such iriiliscripln Mini |„ |„ tt „„ ,|,,. ,„,,„,,. |.„s An^dca I'uini 

pnill Ilia . ompi 1. ..nil. .11 Ihclclur, .111. 1 i ,• u , llj run iin.'ill L"J7 I'.LM I. :iil (".'.I 

»nl. In inniin I . ...I. pi ... ....... ll.nl every 

pendent' coiitructor ai.i'll'piiy I .'.'.■ .'.'«.- fee '' ' '•» »""•■ law lu provide siiiliihlc 

Cily of 1-oa AllKeleH v. VuiikIiii (Hull) II) d""rlcra fnr alipcrlnr uli.l inuiinipnl 

('ul Itpir. 157, ll.'.s I'.LM lli:i, r..'i tV-'d HIM. •nniia. mill what la required (o constitute 

siiiluhlc .|iiiirlera ia n milder for the 

The action of 11 li.mr.l of supervisors in I r.l lo ileliTiuiiie. Simpson v. Ilil. 

UikiiiK '"re of Mini prescrviue, properly ( lll.'.ii) JJ'J l'.Jd J.'.., 3(1 (' i!.l 123. 

purchased l.v ih.' court ol aeaaioiia upon 

which in creel n county court house la mil 

audi ii ratili.-nlli.il of I In- piirehiiae II a »ill 

liiml I he county, pun n ulni I. when n ... 

in. i shown l hnl ih.' honril ..I suporviaurs 

...i.'. I with n full knowledge ol Ihe fuels 

I'helun v. Cuiiuiv ol Sim I'niii.iaeo (l.v.li) 



nil. 



Dctermininc. what ia auiluhlc ua i|iiur 
lera f..r municipal mill superior twirl ■ 

puraiiu Inn inipo hv alille law 

■■ '""IV ho.ir.1 ol su|.er«iaora lo pro 

u.h' amiable .pinrlera lur an. li courts hit 
eaa.iril) in. hl.lea Ihe selection of u alle foi 
I. nil. III. KM lu house Mi.h luurla. Illlll naier 
lilllliuelll ..I Ihe .'il.nl nil. I ih.ir.ii'ler ul 
iii'.niiilniuhiliulia whiih such huil.liim-a milal 
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2. Suitable quarters 

Hilly ul pruviiliiiK ml. ule uimriers f..r 

roiirla ia iiiiimlulor.r, expll.il .in, I imp,, I I'r.airiliiiiK ihe policy Hint eoiiiily I, on 

hv law nu ih,- ,,, mill. I.ui Ihe Inn lenves ..I supervisors .-.hull provide annul. I., qua 

lu ihe ononis ..l supertiaors m deleri e lera lur inniii.'ipul iin.l superior .uur 

III liul, lilac, v.l, ill la required In .uiiall WHS Ihe "l.'lliahllive ml" ul Ihe alul 

line aiiilnhle ipuirli-ra. I ,„.,,,,■ v. .Icaaup while curryinK .ml ami, policy hv |.. 

(lil.'iS) ;i - _'l> IV-M 1KW. Ilil CA J.ir.H. I. .ii K ii.,- duty ..f prinnliui; such qun 



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§ 68073 COURTS Title 8 

tors Is mi "iidmlnisi ruth e ftilx-l ii>n" dele- Thr power of llic supervisors to dosiR- 

nn I i'il h j stntp in couuii Imnril l.i unle rooms in the courthouse for the line 



i i-minlr officer* In mil exhausted liv one 
ileslgniition. lull they limy iisstKii to III* 
dlslricl iillorney rooms ..copied by Mm 
jiiiIki-h of llic superior court, though Mich 
moms were desiciuiied mi Dm IiiiIIiIIiir 
plan* iii ".IuiIkph' rhatnhers." Sim .Ion- 
iliiiii I'onnlj v. Mm 1. 1 II8SI2) ail I'. 1107, I'll 
r. 17. 



II iii-riiir conn has iliili mi. I iiiilini 

Hod power In prn\ ml IP quarters 

mill fu< ililii'M fur . mi. Inn of n lrl.il ho Hull 
.•lull defendant iiini expr.isp hi* pouslilu 

limnil rip.1,1 In mi wilh his sol or lip 

no HilunlPil Hun lip run frpplv iiini uuinlor- 

rupteill> piii iiiiIpiiIp mill consult with Ins 

counsel, nnlwithstlliuliup. Hint IIiptp nun 

In- n ureal niinilipr of defendants I Unit IT. I', J 111. now InporiiornlPil In tills 

roKiilnr poiirlroom space is limitpil. I'm section, iliil not niilliorizr (lie judge of n 

pip i Zh urn < 11* I II 1".i.> |'.'_M I Nil, Oil ilppartiiieiK of n superior court to mil id- 

C.A.2d Itll). pate Hip nctlon of Hip pomity court honril 

I'n.ler Hi is spptlnn, ii is Hip ilutv ol Hip '" completing mul tiiriilsliin* n room of n 

hoard of supervisors to provide suitable """">' courthouse, designed for Mm. 

ro i In, s for H„. I,„l g '■"»'•;'' »>< ' '■■ "V "", r "";'.'"" l,lv ,M ">- 

of sissuuis ,,( Hip superior ronrl .III '»* •'" »» rk '"" Aw*l" County v. So- 
ups All, I ..„ ITS : 21 112 l'«l»r «•'"■" "' '•<"• AokpIps (1SII2) 28 l\ 

icHij. n;i c. :tso. 

3. Personnel Tlip pourtH or judges, nfior certifying 
Tin- rules ,,f H, o I1hmi1.oI.1i pniinly .ivil • xpciinph incurred, linve not the power 

ppiliirps for filling viii-iiiu-ii'H in Hip inuuici- "nil Hip hitter is not Kuilty of contempt in 

mil court marshals office, fin tlps.Altv. refusing lo obey Mich nn order. Kx pnrtc 

(ipii. 02, 1-27-7 2. VViilhcr (1KIM) 27 I'. 733, 01 U. 3U7. 

A rourt of sessions lias no nulliority to 

4. Power ol courts, judp.es and supervl- purchase hind for a rourt liousp. mul a 

""' i nut nut iiiiuIp by tbein with that enil in 

I'ropose.l inilintire onlinnnrn providing view is mi, I. Phelnn v. County of San 

for repenl of resolutions nf l.os Angeles Francisco (1850) C. 531. 

county honril of supervisors which desig- ...» , ., 

na.cil. m,.l pursuant In which pounly I...I , "° nn \ " f m \£V? n '"' , '"' " U I »/ 

acquired, si.,- for n, i,.,,l ami superior " ' ' ,|m " ," '""""," '' '""""'''' '" ""»" 

court, hull cs ti.,,1 e red into iirchileo '"•'""' "'""'"B. I'™«Up*, procP.lurp, ailuili • 

tural an,l construction conlracts I for " ,l ™' r """ h "-< °< » '" , e " f f '""""'! 

designation of a .lifferpi.l site .limit with '" ,l " r *"'"■"«< <■»"'<»■ "'""* »< »l»I»eul. 

nil.ninislriitiip matters uhich under sinle ", r " u|,r '' """'• sm '" ! ,owcr ">*}»™ ."! 

law were r ted sidch to H,p hoard " ,c "«M' re, "« '"»"■ coiiiiiimaioii on ,. ml 



mul Hiprpfore ordiimnce was mil within 
the initiative f unci ion and its omission 
from ballot should he dirpclp.l hv pi 



■liialificntioiiH ami the judicial council. .'.3 
Ops.Atty.tioti. 1112, 5-111-70. 



tor™ writ of ninn.latp Siuipson 'v '"i'lit'e" 5 ' Au,horl,ed equipment and expenses 

(10511) 222 l , .2d22ri.3(i( , .2.M2."i. '"'nis of eipense for court allcnilauls. 

such as heat, liicht, furniture, furuishiucs, 
l-ourl scl up by Cnnstilulioii has wilhiii cpiipiiient, slnlionerv. .supplies, and otl.pr 
it pow-pr of Hplf-|irpservalion mul power to personal iiropertv necessary for the trans- 
remove all uhslruilious lo us successful ,„.,,„„ of ,. (Mlrt i msi „ t . s „, lirc ,, r o|,erly in- 
operation. Millholen v. Kiley (11)30) 21)3 .lu.Ic.l in county builccl but such Hems as 
I'. Oil. 211 CM. stenograph, sienotypc or other shorthand 

I'.f.l'. 5 111. now iuci.rporalp.l in Ihis mncldiips, s lies fur use m preparation 

section, was in led lo milhorine Hip -,■ "f Iriinspnpts, typewriters, Iriinscribiiu! 

curiiiK of suilnhlp n is where Hie Miper Puuipuipiil. Hupplies ,.r otlmr personal 

visors had failed or refuse nn id.- l-ropprly for Hie reporlers. even HioiikI. 

Ilieui. and the puwi-r ciM-u was restricted npccss.iry for Hip Iransaelions of court 

to ilircclini! Hie sheriff to make provi- !■"» »». "nn not he iucludi-d. .12 Ops. 

sions. and >» Idle the power luichl he r. .Vlly.lleli. 1113. 

tended in cases of uecessitv. if Ihe sheriff 

should neclpcl or refuse lo execule I lie 6 - Audit ol expenses Incurred 

court's directions, Hie court could not dis- Since I'.t'.IV sill nun incorporalcd in 

rcKiird Ihe slalule. ami IckhIIi itivp Ms ihis section, provided Hull tl xpeuses 

directions lo i rson , r [linn in. urred should he iimliled by the juiiup, il 

sheriff l.pfore calliliK mi him tcculc wils not 'pasnrj that Ihe. he audiled hi 

its directions. Knhouer i, IIukIips (IIIUS) Hip county si rvisors. Lx parte Widl.er 

lit) I'. Ill, H I 'A. 50. I I VM> 27 I". 733, III f :iii7. 

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GENERAL PROVISIONS § 68074 

nnly. Dined! v. City nml r iiv of Snn 

c'riiiicisco (lino) Kil l'.L'.l 7;i(). 38 C.A.2.1 

I Ml. 

' l.v "I mi iiBrcid ronipcnsiilinii in 

In' Hrsi iipproccil liy Hip court, nulliorlzFH 8 Place, of trial 

Hi.- ...iiri inil.v in miprovp Hip employ!! Krror, If nny, of court In holding seaslon 

" expert in, i in iniilil l.l.i iiciomil or In track room of county clerk's office. 

order hm pnyim-nt. mill therefore, illil not. nulier llinu In Its conrlroom, was one of 

I" I'ol.C, S HHH (repealed) requlrliiK Inw which couhl lie rcnclied only on illrcct 

ili.. imilltor to issue wnrrniitH for nil ilehlii iiiinck on n|l|>cnl. nml not in prolilliltlon 

<■'■ »• ,l "- comity nlloweil h.v the hoiinl iiroceeililiR. llolhiml y. Superior Court in 

'" s rvlsors or which were fixeil by Inw nml for Krcsuo Couuty (11132) 1) l'.2d 531. 

he nlloweil hy 121 C.A. 523. 

of Illnck v. Kenrncy (1001) 



-ihuiuil oilier limn ll 
in I 



, mm in the expert on Hie tinier of the '" ''■ 207. <UI. 000, the court aaiil: 

.,,, without il Iiilm hnvhiR heen sub " ll "' J'l'lRnient purports to hnvo hecn 

supervisors. White >. Mm- "llilcrcil In open court; hut it la stnteil in 

Lews I litlfil 1511 I* 37'' -illt' A IL'M ,,H " " f f i ilit \- it of plnintif('a counsel, in the 

hill of exceptions, Hint it uns in fuct rcD- 

ilereil in Hie juice's i-hnnhcrs. adjoining 

1 rl " '"curr.d I" courtroom (||e ,. our| rooIll _ , ,,„ , loor ,, rlnR opell , )e . 

\ .in mid iniinlv nets ns county In gov- Iweeu the rooms. I ilo not Ihlnk, how- 

"ml inpiiclly, performing duly ex- i-vit. Hint the judgment can be attacked in 

•I'-ssly iinposeil on il hy slnte. ill so fur this wiiy. Nor in there any reuson why 

il iniiintniiiN city hnll for superior the court mny not hold its aeasloua, wlien 

■•■ins. iiml hence Is ilnlile. if nt nil, for it ln.s heen so ordered. In any room of t lie 

ii-s in specintor during trinl in supe- court house, or elaewhere, provided it con- 

...i I'oiirt room, under 1'uhlic Liiihility Act forma to the requirements of tiie law." 

:1 68073.5 Counties of more than 3,000,000; use of dining facil- 
ities, garages or parking facilities by judges, offi- 
cers of court, attaches and jurors 
In any county having a population of 3,000,000 or more, the 
hoard of supervisors may, with respect to any dining facility, or ga- 
rage or other vehicular parking facility, in or adjacent to the county 
I'otirl house and other court buildings in said county, provide the 
courts occupying such buildings and the judges, officers of the court, 
;ii laches and jurors quartered therein, with the same accommodations 
as to use, access, occupancy and, excepting jurors, with the same par- 
ticipation in the operational administration thereof, as are furnished, 
made available to, or enjoyed by the departments, officers and em- 
ployees of the county with respect to similar facilities in or adjacent 
to other county buildings. 
' Atlilotl hy Stats. 1959, c. 1998, p. 4(542, § 1.) 

Library References 

1'otirts C=."iS. C.I.S, I'uurtn S 112. 

Indites C=22|1I. (U.S. Judges g 85. 

•i 68074. Courts having seals 

Each court shall have a seal. 
' Ailili'd l>y Stats. 1953, c. 206, p. 1238, § I.) 

13 



DATE; 
TO: 
FROM: 
RE: 



STAFF REPORT 
AVIATION ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY 

April 10, 1995 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Susan Pontious 

Aviation Archive and Library 



At its March meeting, the Art Commission gave conceptual 
approval to artist involvment in the design of the Airport's 
Aviation Archive and Library. As per the Airport Art 
Steering Committee's request, Roger Berry (our consultant in 
developing the Art Master Plan for the Airport) and I have 
been working with Jason Yuen from the Airport to develop a 
proposal for Art Commission involvement in the Aviation 
Archive and Library. 

Our initial meeting with Airport staff exhibitions staff 
left us concerned about the public nature of the facility 
(i.e. whether the emphasis of the facility was directed more 
towards aviation scholars rather than the traveling public). 
However, a subsequent letter from Lou Turpen (attached) 
clarifies the public intent of the programming for the 
archive to the extent that we now feel that the aviation 
archive would be an appropriate site for art enrichment. 

Please note that the content of Mr. Turpen' s March 22nd 
letter has been incorporated by reference in the proposed 
Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U. ) between the Art 
Commission and Airport as #10 under Airport 
Responsibi 1 i ties. 

Roger Berry and I developed a program outline for artist 
involvement with the archive (attached) which calls for 
involving artists in 1) providing integral artworks for the 
lobby of the archive and 2) an interactive artwork for the 
exterior of the archive with a budget not to exceed 
$500,000. 

At its April 6th meeting, the Airport Art Steering Committee 
approved the attached recommendation for Art Commission 
involvement as well as the revised M.O.U. 



rhe \viation I ibrary and Archival Research Centei 



rhe Wiation I ibrary and \rchival Research Center ai ihe San Francisco liilernational Airport is 
projected to ho open in a 5 000 square loot space in the New International luminal in l l >os rhe 
Library will Collect and Preserve luniks, photographs, ephemera and artifacts related to aviation 
foi the purpose of providing a research facility and archival storage space I lie archive collection 
will specialize in American Aviation with a primary interest in American Aviation in the Pacific 
and North America as it relates to San Krancisco International Airport ( 1000 to 1070) li is 
conceived that the library will have a broadei scope addressing the subject of aviation from 1900 
to the present day fhere are no plans to include space exploration 

I he library and archive will be open u> the employees who work at the Airport, scholars, students, 
traveling public and retired aviation personnel I lours will he Monday through Friday from 8 no 
•' in lo In no p in and by appointment I his is basically a research and study facility with 
exhibitions based on the collection It is a repository foi aviation personnel to donate then 
collective memorabilia and will he conducting an acquisitions program I he facility will he 
patterned attei an historical society with a specific collection and a library that refers to that 
collection with a special membership group to support ongoing activities 

I he facility will consist of study, storage and exhibition areas I he main floor will have a stalV 
reception desk, an open aiea consisting of tables and chairs loi clients to use lor study and glass 
security cases for the display of airplane models and special exhibitions There will also be open 
slack hook shelves available, but accessible only by use of a security card I he archives will be 
stored on a second balcony floor in secured cabinets All papei materials will be stored in 
standard light-free and acid-free holders There will be an open storage are consisting of security 
protected glass shelves so that clients can wander through the collection with a stall" escort Ibis 
area is being designed and patterned after the new state-of-the-art archive and library The 
Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach, Florida, and will meet all standards foi the caie and 
conservation of collections • 



\i; Project Goals 

1 he San Francisco Airport Aviation Library and Archival Research Center will connect the 
modern airport with the days of early commercial flight I wo major an projects, the "Spirit of 
Flight" project ami the Historic Terminal project, have been created to emphasize that 
connection These projects are conceived to respond to the Airport Arts Maslerplan as 
developed in the Spring of 199-1 The "Spirit of flight" will he developed as a commissioned 
project and Ihe Historical Terminal protect will he an integral project developed by artists in 
concert with the architectural design 

The "Spirit of Flight" Project 

An artist or team of artists will create an artwork embracing the theme of the "Spun of Flight" 
The work which will be interactive in nature will be sited on the north and west exterior walls ol 
rhe Center The project is anticipated to be developed from a study of the archival materials in 
the center collection and will serve as a broad metaphorical interpretation of the mission of the 
Center The artwork can be created from a wide range of material and media including but not 
limited to. Photography, painting, Relief and kinetic sculpture, sound and video works 



The Historic Terminal Project 

Vnartisi team will create integral works of art that articulate the spun of the era of original 

i's Mission style \irport terminal I he art works will be consistent in scope with the kind of 
work thai was the hallmark of similai W P A projects of that era, where Architects, Artists and 
< raftspersons designed and built public works in close collaboration, the work of each tempering 
that ol lite others I he artworks may encompass enhancement of the ceiling, iron railings and 
chandeliers, the design of the terrazzo Moor and the furnishings Art elements will be 
com entrated in the main room of the archive but may extend to Us exterior walls facing the main 
lobby of the International Terminal to enhance the public visibility of the Archive 



Project Implementation 

I heses projects will be developed in conceit with the architectural design to ensure that the work 
will integrate with the buildings loi icasons of economy and aesthetic compatibility 

W here possible the artwork will be constructed as a pan of the architectural construction 



Project Guidelines 

- 1 he artwork shall facilitate all movement through the terminal and archive 

- Artwork must aid in waytinding and contribute to a sense of place 

- All elements of the artwork shall be designed and constructed in a manner suitable for the 
extreme environment of the airport ami be resistant to tampering and defacing 

- All elements should be designed so that maintenance requirements are comparable to those of 
typical airport facilities 



Artist Selection 

A separate Artist or artist team will be selected to develop the "Spirit of Flight" ait project and 
the Historic Terminal project ait project ! he selection will be made on the basis of the quality ot 
past work , proven ability on projects of comparable complexity and demonstrated ability to 
develop work in a demanding spatial environment All selection will be made in accord with San 
Francisco Arts Commission Policy 



Airports 
Commission 



Murpriy 

L Anore* Jeanpene 
v«:e Presioeni 

Mar« K Brooks 

Mthaei S Sliunsky 

Roland A Ouan 

LOUISA TuRPEN 
Director ol A.rpons 




San Francisco International Airport 

CATFWAY 10 THE PACIFIC 



March 22, 1995 



Ms. Joanne Chow Winship 
Director for Cultural Affairs 
San Francisco Art Commission 
25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 240 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Ms. Winship: 

Susan Pontius has informed Jason Yuen that the An Commission may have 
concerns regarding the public's access to the Aviation Library and Archive in the 
new International Terminal. 

To alleviate such concerns, I would like to emphasize the following: 

1. The primary function of this facility is to enhance the public's experience 
during their visit to the San Francisco International Airport. The public 
will have complete access To this facility without charge. The exhibition 
area, which is by far the predominant space, will consist of aviation 
memorabilia and rotating exhibitions, similar to that of a historical society 
or the special collections room in a library. All research and archival 
material will be available to the public through an interactive media station. 

2. The Airport will make every effect to encourage the public to visit this 
facility. We will aggressively publicize the existence of the facility -- by 
directional signs, promotional literature, as well as visual design of the 
facility's entrance. Since the typical departing international passenger 
spends 90 minutes in the terminal, we want to attract as many passengers 
and accompanying visitors as possible to this facility. We seek your 
assistance in working with the Airport staff and our architects in achieving 
this goal. We are confident that this facility will have maximum visibility 
to attract a wide public audience. 

3. We plan to open the Aviation Library and Archive to the public 14 hours a 
day from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Since most of the 
international flights operate during these hours, the exhibition portion of the 
facility will be available for this audience. We also plan to conduct in-depth 



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Ms. Joanne Chow Winship 
March 22, 1995 
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educational tours tor school groups and other parties. In addition, the 
library and archive will function as an active research facility 10:00 a.m. to 
3:00 p.m. daily and by appointment. These functions will not exclude 
ongoing public visits to the facility. It is also our intention to have docents 
available 14 hours per day to explain the significance of the displays. 
However, the exhibition area will be self-securing, so if a docent is not 
available, the public will be able to visit the exhibition in a self-guided tour. 

There may have been a mis-perception created during our staff's meeting of March 13 that 
the Aviation Library and Archive might be interpreted as an exclusive membership facility 
for aviation employees and researchers. This is not the intent. It is a public facility 
designed for the use of the Airport audience. The primary focus of this facility is the 
education and enjoyment of all persons who visit San Francisco International Airport. 

I will be happy to personally assure you and your Commission that we will seek maximum 
public patronage to this facility and that any an work for this facility will be viewed 
extensively by the general public. Please call me if you have any questions or comments. 



cc: Susan Pontius, Art Commission 




lurpen 
Director of Airports 




San Francisco International Airport 



Aliports 
Commission 

t J 

Paliek A Murphy . ___ , 

I Andiew Jeanpeire g»iiw*» ioimcpaciiic 

VeePieside.ii March 3, 1995 

Mane K Biooks 

Mehaeis Sirunsky Ms. Joanne Chow Winship 

Roland a Ouan Director for Cultural Affairs 

S an Francisco Art Commission 

LOUISA TUflPEN oi- i. „ v. c ., „.„ 

D..ecio.oiA„pons 25 Vdn Ness " Sul »e 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Ms. Winship: 

I look forward to the Airports Commission working with the San Francisco Art Commission 
on the selection and installation of artwork (defined to include architectural details) in The 
Aviation Library and Archival Research Center for the new International Terminal. I 
understand the budget for this art project is approximately $500,000. 

The Airports Commission created the Library and Archival Research Center in 1991, whi:h 
has a temporary storage facility in South Terminal. At the present time, we have catalogu ;d 
over 5,000 pieces of aviation related material (photographs, artifacts, ephemera, books, and 
periodicals). We are now working in conjunction with the San Francisco Main Library in 
acquiring our goal of 10,000 volumes for the facility. 

Please find enclosed a draft of the document that outlines the responsibilities of the 
Airports Commission and the role the Art Commission would assume with respect to 
artwork and architectural details in the development of this facility. 

It is our intention to pattern the facility after the 1937-1938 Administration Buildi lg 
Waiting Room of the San Francisco International Airport. While we do not intend to e- 
create this room per se, we do want the ambiance of the period. I have enclosed an article 
about the structure so that you will understand my view and be aware of the significance of 
this building in the history of San Francisco International Airport. 

I look forward to your response to Mr. Jason Yuen, who is the Airport's representative to the 
Joint Committee of the Airports Commission ancTvArt Commission. 




A. Turpen 
rector of Airports 



Enclosures: Responsibilities of Airport Commission 
and Art Commission 
Article re 1937-38 Terminal 

cc: Susan Pontius, S F. Art Commission 
Jason Yuen, SFIA 



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IMLAVIAT1QN LIBRARY AND AR CHIVF 

Agreement between the San Francisco Airports Commission and 

The San Francisco Art Commission for the purpose of providing architectural 

embellishment for the Archive space in the New International Terminal 

Responsibilities of The San Francisco Airports Commission 

1 . Commission shal I designate and provide space for The Aviation Library and 
Archival Research Center. 

2. Commission shall be responsible for the identification of collections and the 
selection, cataloguing, care and conservation of these objects. 

3. Commission shall provide qualified staff for the facility to include a 
Curator/Archivist, a Librarian, and a Museum Registrar or Library Technician. 

4. Commission shall provide an Operating Budget for the on-going Library and 
Archive Facility and Program and a budget for the design and construction of 
the facility. 

5. Commission shall designate the architectural concept and direction for the 
recreation of the 1937 Interior of the San Francisco Airport Administration 
Building Waiting Area as the Library and Archive Facility, 

6. Commission has established the Library and Archival Facility by Resolution 
No. 91-01 82, October 15,1991. 

7. Commission supports the function of the Library to collect and preserve books, 
photographs, ephemera, and artifacts related to aviation for the purpose of 
providing a research facility, an archive and a storage space. 

8. Commission has established the scope of the collections as follows; The 
Archive Collection will specialize In American Aviation with a primary interest 
in American Aviation in the Pacific and North America as it relates to SFO, 
1900 - 1970. The Library will address the subject of aviation 1900 to present 
day. 

9. Commission has a fiduciary responsibility in the administration of the collection 
management policy, which covers the areas of acquisition, de-accessloning, 
loans, care and control of the collection, and Insurance and risk management. 

The Airport will develop proqr<iiiiiu\nq directed tp.the traveling public, ami 
10. the Airport will aggressively buolfcize the exfsTence of the faciliryny directional 

signs, promotional literature as well as visual design of the facility's entrance 

as per Iouis Turpcn's March 22., 19 1 J!5 lettei (attached). 



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Responsibi litie s of The S a n F r a ncisco Art Commission 

1 . Commission shall provide planning staff to coordinate possible Involvement of 
artists in the design and implementation of art enrichment projects for the 
Aviation Library and Archive. 

2. Commission shall provide staff to work with the designated architects and 
designated Airport staff to arrange for art enrichment that will enhance and 
relate to the recreation of the 1 937 interior of the San Francisco International 
Airport Administration Building Waiting Area. 

3. Commission shall recommend to the Airport Art Steering Committee artists who 
have experience and a reputation for working in the designated media for the 
designated area. 

4. Commission shall oversee the contracting of the selected artists monitoring their 
work to see that it meets the criteria of the selected work. 

5. Commission shall be responsible for: 

a. The supervision, management and coordination of all 
art work designated for The Aviation Library and 
Archive. 

b. The recording and cataloguing of this art work as part of 
the City's Permanent Art Collection. 

6. Commission shall be responsible per the City Charter for this aspect of the 
Public Art Program, for its location in the Archive, and for the care and 
maintenance of this architectural enhancement which will be part of the City's 
Permanent Art Collection. The Airport will provide funding for the 
maintenance of the art work which will be work ordered from the Airport to the 
Art Commission. 



Revised 3/27/95 
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AIRPORT ART STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 
APRIL 6, 1995 

Commit tee Members Present : Staff Present : 

Bill Coblentz Susan Pontious 

Anne Healy Tonia Macneil 

Bob LaRocca Debra Lehane 

Jill Manton John Martin 

Stan Mattison Tom Rodrigues 
Jason Yuen 

Others Present : 
Roger Berry 
Tim Perkis 
Jaime Baer 
John Gentile 

I. Approval of Feb. 9, 1995 Minutes 

Motion: Approval of Feb. 9, 1995 Airport Art Steering 

Committee minutes. 

Moved: Coblentz/Matt ison 

Vote : Unanimous 

II. Project Updates 

A. Su-Chen Hung Proposal for Immigration Columns 

Susan Pontious presented Su-Chen Hung's proposal 
for the columns in the Immigration area of Arrivals. (Each 
immigration area has ten columns for a total of 20 columns). 
The artist proposes using cast glass panels that have 
"welcome" in different languages sandblasted on the back of 
the panels. The panels will be 72" x 36", inset into the 
columns on two sides and lit from the ceiling. The panels 
have a smooth face, but the back is cast into a serrated 
shape. Sandblasting the letters on one face of the 
resulting angle will cause the letters to appear and 
disappear as the viewer walks past the column. 

The next phase of project development will include casting a 
prototype of the glass panel and sandblasting the letters in 
both the type faces being considered. The architects will 
develop a method for integrating the panels into the columns 
and Su-Chen will select the languages she proposes to use. 

Jason Yuen recommended that the artist work with the Airport 
on the selection of languages. 



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Motion: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal for the 
columns in the Immigration areas, and approval to enter into 
an Agreement for design development with the artist. 
Moved : Healy/Coblentz 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. Lewis deSoto 

a. "On the Air" 

The artist has revised "On the Air", his 
proposal for terrazzo floor design in the departures lobby. 
The artist is working with a global map of air pressure 
systems and prevailing winds. The land masses would not be 
shown, but the international airports would be indicated 
with cast plaques. The floor would also have text 
indicating the names of the winds (i.e. Westerlies, 
Doldrums, etc.). Design development would consist of 
developing the graphic design of the floor, developing the 
color palette, researching terrazzo techniques, producing 
prototypes for the plaques and terrazzo. 

Jason Yuen expressed concern about whether or not the 
etching or engraving on the plaques would trap dirt. He 
also expressed concern that the image did not extend the 
entire width of the lobby and include all the ticket 
counters. Susan Pontious said that she will have the artist 
address these issues, as well as ADA slip requirements. 

Motion : Approval of Lewis deSoto's proposal for "On the 
Air" subject to the artist talking to the Airport 
Maintenance staff about the plaques, and approval to enter 
into an Agreement for design development with the artist. 
Moved : LaRocca/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

b . "In the Air" 

The artist's original concept of a sound 
environment for the departure's lobby has proved not to be 
technically feasible. His revised proposal calls for a 3 or 
4 note "chime" system that precedes each announcement, 
alerting the passengers that an announcement is about to be 
made. A different chime can be broadcast for each different 
kind of announcement. This system has been used in other 
places, and it is a way of giving a distinct "aural" 
identity to our airport. 

Motion : Conceptual approval of "In the Air", a musical 
introduction prior to public service announcements. 
Moved : Healy/Mant.on 



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Vote : Unanimous 

C. Keith Sonnier Proposal 

Jaiini Baer and John Gentile from HOK/Group 4 
presented Keith Sonnier's proposal for the sterile corridor 
of Concourse G. 

The architects presented their revised architectural design 
for the space, which now provides for a ceiling in the shape 
of a wide "M". The 15' ceiling will be lit from a suspended 
fixture, so that it is a uniform yellow tone. The fixture 
will also provide down light onto the moving walkway. Every 
52 , a 2' wide beam will cross the space, disappearing into 
the lowered central portion of the ceiling and reappearing 
on the other side. the beams will be lit on the bottom edge 
by red, blue and green neon, which will seam to disappear 
and reappear along the beam. The periodic, alternating 
bands of color will create a progression down the corridor, 
which will be reflected in the polished terrazzo floor. All 
other light required to illuminate the space will be at 8' 
or below, and aimed downwards. As a result, strong color 
will be the dominant effect above 8', while white and 
natural light will illuminate below 8*. The effect of the 
lighting will vary during the day and through the length of 
the corridor. 

Questions were asked about the longevity and maintenance of 
neon. Tonia Macneil replied that neon has a much longer 
life than other types of lighting, lasting 7-8 years. In 
most places that utilize neon artwork, a maintenance 
contract is let to maintain the artwork. 

Mot ion : Motion to approve Keith Sonnier's new proposal for 
the sterile corridor of Concourse G, and approval to enter 
into an Agreement for design development. 
Moved : Mattison/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

D. Kathryn Gustafson Proposal 

Jaime Baer presented Kathryn Gustafson* s proposal 
for the upper level of the departure's area. The artist has 
proposed changing the opening around the escalator to an 
oval opening, which is surrounded by a glass railing. 4" 
above the railing, two "U" shaped steel forms would be 
suspended so that together the railing and the sculpture 
create a standard 42" high guard rail. A light at the top 
edge of the glass would illuminate the steel and the glass, 
creating a "halo" effect. The suspended steel form would be 



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23" x 14" in depth and width. As proposed, the sculpture 
would weigh 5 tons. 

Tonia Macneil reported that the artist had met with Tom 
Rodrigues and Jason Yuen, who had pointed out several "fatal 
flaws" with this proposal. One was the sight lines provided 
to the podiums on the floor below. The airlines are 
extremely concerned that people will not feel comfortable 
using the seating on the third floor because they feel too 
disconnected to main gate area. Any obstruction in site- 
lines to the area below would not be tolerated. The second 
concern was that the sculpture would be used as a shelf. 

In response, the artist has proposed raising the steel form 
up six feet. The committee felt that this revision seemed 
arbitrary and did not make sense either aesthetically or 
functionally. They felt that the number and diameter of the 
cables needed to suspend the sculpture were a major 
aesthetic element that heretofore had not been considered. 

Motion : Motion to reject the proposal by Kathryn Gustafson 

for Concourse G. 

Moved : Coblentz/Healy 

Vote : Unanimous 

Bill Coblentz said that while Kathryn Gustafson was a very 
talented person, the committee had now looked at three 
problematic proposals from this artist. He felt it was time 
to terminate this artist and move on. Staff suggested that 
Ms. Gustafson continue to be involved in the development of 
the architectural solutions she had proposed, i.e. the oval 
shaped escalator opening and railing. The architects said 
that these were already in their drawings and it would be a 
change to eliminate them. Tonia Macneil said that by 
contract we had ownership of these ideas. Stan Mattison 
said that it would be a shame to not proceed with something 
that was clearly a very nice addition to the architecture. 
It was agreed that the architects should proceed with this 
design . 

Motion: Motion to terminate the contract of Kathryn 

Gustafson . 

Moved: Coblentz/Yuen 

Vote : Ayes: Coblentz, Healy, LaRocca, Mattison and 

Yuen. Nayes: Jill Manton 

III. Aviation Archive and Library 



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Susan Pontious and Roger Berry reported that they had 
been working with Jason Yuen as per the Committee's request 
to develop a proposal for Art Commission involvement in the 
Aviation Archive and Library. They reported that an initial 
meeting with the staff of the Bureau of Exhibitions had left 
them concerned about the degree of public access to the 
archive. However, Louis Turpen has written a letter 
outlining the Airport's intent to provide programming and 
promotion to attract large numbers of the traveling public. 
Both Ms. Pontious and Mr. Berry felt that intent of the 
facility as described in Mr. Turpen' s March 22, 1995 letter 
was an appropriate site for art enrichment. 

Roger Berry presented his proposal for the Art Commission's 
involvement in the new Aviation Archive and Library. In 
summary, this would consist of artist involvement in two 
major areas: 1) integral works of art that articulate the 
spirit of the original 1930's terminal; these might 
encompass enhancement of the ceiling, iron railings and 
chandeliers, terrazzo floor and furnishings; and 2) "The 
Spirit of Flight", an interactive artwork sited on the north 
and west exterior walls which will serve as a broad 
metaphorical interpretation of the mission of the Center. 

Motion : Motion to approve Art Commission involvement in 

providing integral artworks for the lobby of the Aviation 

Archive and Library, and an interactive artwork for the 

exterior of the fac ility' with a budget not to exceed 

$500,000. 

Moved : Mattison/Coblentz 

Vote : Unanimous 

The M.O.U. with the Airport outlining the responsibilities 
of the Art Commission and the Airport was discussed. Jill 
Manton suggested that #9 under Airport Responsibilities be 
clarified to read "archive collection". 

Motion : Motion to approve the M.O.U. as amended between 
the Airport and the Art Commission outlining the mutual 
responsibilities of the two agencies as they pertain to the 
Aviation Archive and Library. 
Moved: Coblentz/Mattison 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. Consultant Report and Discussion of Infrastructure 

needs for media projects 

Tim Perkis reported on his investigations regarding the 
feasibility of sound, video, and computer based work at the 



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Airport. He recommended that 20 channels of the cable 
system and one fiber from the fiber optics system be 
dedicated to Art Commission use. Jason Yuen reported that 
the communications staff did not want the Art Commission 
having this access for security reasons. It was agreed that 
Mr. Perkis would meet with Duke Briscoll from communications 
to discuss the issue further. 

V. Funding Schedule 

John Martin reported on the schedule for bond sales 
that will generate art enrichment funds. He said that in 
the Fall of 1995, the Airport will sell the bonds for the 
West Cargo building and the General Aviation Facility. 
Bonds for the terminal and concourses will be sold January 
and February of 1996. He suggested that the Art Commission 
may need to work out some kind of arrangement with the 
Airport for bridge funding between bond sales. He reported 
that by this July, the Airport will be able to give the Art 
Commission a more accurate account of both budgets and 
schedules for the various master plan projects. 

Susan Pontious asked about the process for providing 
accounting for artworks that are deaccessioned . He said it 
was just necessary to provide documentation of the sale. 
Lilia Avendano would be the person at the Airport to work 
with the Art Commission on these issues. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Motion: Approval of Feb. 9, 1995 Airport Art Steering 
Committee minutes. 

Moved : Coblentz/Mattison 
Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion: Approval of Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal for the 
columns in the Immigration arrival areas, and approval 
to enter into an Agreement for design development with 
the artist. 

Moved : Heal y /Coblentz 
Vote : Unan imous 

3. Motion : Approval of Lewis deSoto's proposal for "On 
the Air" subject to the artist talking to the Airport 
Maintenance staff about the plaques, and approval to 
enter into an Agreement for design development with the 
artist . 

Moved : LaRocca/Heal y 
Vote: Unanimous 



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4. Motion : Conceptual approval of "In the Air", a musical 
introduction prior to public service announcements. 
Moved: Healy/Manton 

Vote : Unanimous 

5. Mot i on : Motion to approve Keith Sonnier's new 
proposal for the sterile corridor of Concourse G, and 
approval to enter into an Agreement for design 
development . 

Moved: Mat t i son/Heal y 
Vote : Unanimous 

6. Motion : Motion to reject the proposal by Kathryn 
Gustafson for Concourse G. 

Moved : Coblentz/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

7. Motion : Motion to terminate the contract of Kathryn 
Gustafson . 

Moved : Coblentz/Yuen 

Vote : Ayes: Coblentz, Healy, LaRocca, Mattison 

and Yuen. Nayes: Jill Manton 

8. Mot ion : Motion to approve Art Commission involvement 
in providing integral artworks for the lobby of the 
Aviation Archive and Library, and an interactive 
artwork for the exterior of the facility with a budget 
not to exceed $500 ,.000. 

Moved : Mat t ison/Coblentz 
Vote : Unanimous 

9. Motion: Motion to approve the M.O.U. as amended 
between the Airport and the Art Commission outlining 
the mutual responsibilities of the two agencies as they 
pertains to the Aviation Archive and Library. 

Moved : Cobl entz/Matt i son 
Vote : Unanimous 



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San Franciscco 
Art Commission Gallery 




FRAMING CITY SITF. 

Call for proposals for an artist-designed fence 

to be installed overlooking the City Site lot 

adjacent to 155 Grove Street. 

DEADLINE 

Friday, July 28, 1995. 5:00 PM. 

No Postmark Deadline. 

See application for address. 

A joint project between 

the San Francisco Art Commission 

and Norcal Waste Systems' 

Sanitary Fill Company 
Artist-in-Residence Program 

AWARD 

$2,500 ARTIST HONORARIA, artist residency for up to eight weeks at Norcal's Sanitary Fill Company 
Artist-in-Residence studio, recycled materials and fabrication equipment, engineering and permit fees, foundation 
costs, liability insurance, and signage. 
BACKGROUND 

EXPLORATION: CITY SITE is an Art Commission Gallery public art program. Established in 1986, it 
features temporary site specific outdoor installations in the 4,500 square foot lot at 165 Grove Street, adjacent to the 
Gallery building. City Site is a high-visibility project that encourages artists to explore the social, political and 
environmental dynamics of its urban site. 

Norcal Waste Systems, Inc. sponsors its Sanitary Fill Company Artist-in-Residence program to raise 
awareness of environmental priorities, including recycling and conservation. Located adjacent to the Sanitary Fill 
Company transfer station at 510 Tunnel Avenue, the program provides selected artists with a studio, equipment, and 
unlimited access to salvaged materials. 
ELIGIBILITY 

Artists who reside in the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San 
Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma are eligible. 

Artists may apply as individuals, in collaboration with other artists, or with design professionals. The 
lead participant should be an artist, as supported by slides of previous work. 

Teams may submit only one proposal, and will share the $2500 honorarium. 

The selected project should meet designated code requirements regarding materials, dimensions, 
installation and safety. 
PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

APPLICATIONS ARE SOUGHT for a long-term artist-designed fence to be installed overlooking the City Site 
lot, located at 165 Grove. The Gallery is receptive to a broad range of artistic approaches to this project, from 
traditional to those that challenge traditional concepts. 



Exploration: City Site has established a dynamic presence in the Civic Center landscape, with projects 
nnecting visually and conceptually with the surrounding architecture and geography. The fence will interact with 
the architectural context of Civic Center as it serves as a visual entree to City Site. 

The fence will possess a presence of its own while allowing full visual access to the City Site 
installations. This project will serve as an important visual marker for the City Site lot, stimulate interest for the 
installations within, and frame the temporary projects. The fence will protect the installations from damage or 
vandalism, and prevent viewers and passersby from entering the lot, by either accident or purpose. 
FACILITIES AND MATERIALS 

The selected artist will work at the Sanitary Fill Company Artist-in-Residence studios, during an artist 
residency of up to eight weeks between (month) and (month) 1995. Fence installation will take place (date). 

The residency provides 24 hour studio access, fabrication equipment, and recycled or salvaged materials, 
obtained at the Norcal waste processing facility. The fence will utilize at least 50% recycled materials. Any non- 
recycled materials must be acquired, transported and purchased by the artist 

The selected project must meet health and safety requirements, and will be reviewed by a structural engineer. 
A building permit will be required for this project. Artists are strongly encouraged to attend the Technical Workshop 
and Facilities Tour, described below. 
TECHNICAL WORKSHOP 

Thursday, June 15, 6:30 PM. 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70. 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES a presentation of past City Site installations and a discussion of the artistic and 
technical aspects of this project Maps and sign-up sheet will be on hand for the Facility Tour. 
FACILITY TOUR 

Wednesday, June 21, 10 AM. 

501 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco 

ARTISTS ARE ENCOURAGED to take this tour of the Sanitary Fill Company transfer station and Artist-in- 
Residence studios. 
SELECTION PROCESS 

APPLICATIONS ARE pre-screened and evaluated against the SELECTION CRITERIA (listed below) by Art 
Commission curatorial staff. A selection panel, comprised of artists and arts professionals, reviews all qualified 
applications. Following Art Commission approval, up to five finalists each receives $250 to develop detailed 
drawings. The Art Commission reviews and approves the panel's final selection. 

All commissioned participants are required to enter into an agreement with the City before commencing 
work. The final selection and implementation of projects is entirely within the Art Commission's discretion. The 
selection panel and the Art Commission reserve the right to decline any or all submittals. 
SELECTION CRITERIA 

Artistic excellence and technical competence of previous work, as illustrated in slides. 

Evaluation of the applicant's ability to work within the project's conceptual, material, structural and 
technical requirements. 

Evaluation of the applicant's ability to work within the perimeters of the Sanitary Fill Company Artist- 
in-Residence program. 

Ability of the applicant to fulfill the objectives of the Art Commission and its programs. 

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE APPLICATION PROCEDURES 
WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE REVIEW PROCESS. 



Mil [CATION REQUIREMENTS 

For individual artists: 

3 Original plus 4 copies of a narrative description of your conceptual approach to this project, limited to 
10 more than two 81/2" x 11" sheets of paper. A graphic representation may be incorporated within the two page 
limit Include your name at the top. You are encouraged to make an extra copy for your files. 

Original plus 4 copies of signed and completed application form, including an annotated slide list. 

Up to nine 35mm slides of previous work, inserted in a full-size plastic slide sheet. Glass mounted, bent 
or damaged slides that might obstruct the slide projector are not acceptable. Label each slide with your name, title, 
media, dimensions and date of completion. The top of the slide is to be indicated by the word "TOP." Number each 
slide to correspond to the accompanying slide script. 

Place a red dot in the lower left hand comer of the mount (se£ example below). It is recommended that you 
submit duplicates, not originals. 





"TOP" 
YOUR NAME 










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TITLE, MEDIA 
DIMENSIONS, DAT 





Slides of previous work will be judged on artistic merit and technical competence. 

Original plus 4 copies of current professional resume, not to exceed two 8 1/2" x 11 " sheets of paper. 

A self-addressed envelope large enough to accommodate your slides, with appropriate return postage 
affixed for the return by regular U.S. Mail. 

LARGE DRAWINGS, CARDBOARD or MODELS will not be accepted or considered. 

DO NOT STAPLE OR BIND MATERIALS. Use paper clips only. All materials will be 3-hole punched 
and placed in notebooks for jury review. 
For teams: 

Teams must be headed by an artist, as supported by previous work. 

Teams should submit all the above, PLUS: 

Original plus 4 copies of one 8 1/2" x 11" statement indicating your team approach. 

Up to nine 35mm slides of previous work for each team member. 

Original plus 4 copies of current professional resume for each team member 

A list of team members with addresses and telephone numbers. Designate a Team Representative. 
ARTIST NOTIFICATION 

FOLLOWING THE SELECTION of finalists, slides will be returned by mail. NOTE: results will not be 
released over the telephone. 
DEADLINE 

NO POSTMARK DEADLINE - Proposals must be received by 5:00 PM, Friday, July 28, 1995. 5:00 PM. 
No Exceptions. 
ADDRESS APPLICATIONS TO: 

FRAMING CITY SITE, c/o San Francisco Art Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240, San 
Francisco, CA 94102. Office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM. The Art Commission cannot be responsible for 
materials lost in transit. 



FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 415-252-2569. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: April 11, 1995 

T0: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil 

Kl * :: Moscone Convention Center/Howard Street 
Project budget: +/- $430,000 

In December of 1994, the Moscone Center Selection Panel 
recommended 7 finalists to be invited for interviews in order to 
determine a single candidate for the project. The finalists are: 
Vito Acconci, R.M. Fischer, Sheila Klein, Justin Ladda, Cork 
Marcheschi, William Maxwell, and Buster Simpson. 

The finalists meet in San Francisco for a briefing and interviews 
on April 18 and 19. The result sof the Panel's deliberations will 
be brought to the Visual Arts Committee meeting for its approval . 

Members of the Selection Panel are: 

Anne Healy, San Francisco Art Commission 

Linda Blumberg, Executive Director, Capp Street Project 

Renny Pritikin, Visual Artistic Director, Center for the Arts at 

Yerba Buena Gardens 
Jacqueline Clemmons, 

Member, South of Market Neighborhood Association 
Germaine Wong, Registrar of Voters, CAO ' s representative 
Teresita Romo , Curator, Mexican Museum 

Principle Advisors: 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect, Redevelopment Agency 

Julie Burford, Ass't General Manager, Facilities Management, 

Inc . 
Peter Gordon and Ronette King, 

Vice-Presidents, Gensler and Associates 
John Elberling, Director of Projects, TODCO 

Robert LaRocca, Landscape Architect, LaRocca and Associates 
John Noguchi , Ass't Director, Convention Facilities Department 

ACTION REQUESTED: Approval of the Selection Panel's 

recommendation of to design and 

implement art work for Moscone Center at Howard Street, and 
authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with the artist for the development of a conceptual 
proposal, in an amount not to exceed $30,000, including all fees 
and expenses. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 






REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS 

ARTIST OR ARTIST TEAM 

TO CREATE WORK OF ART 

FOR MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER/HOWARD STREET 

APPLICATION DEADLINE : Applications must be received in 
the Art Commission office by September 9, 1994. 






PROJECT SITE : 

The George R. Moscone Convention Center, at Howard Street 
between 3rd and 4th Streets in San Francisco. 






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George R. Moscone Convention Center and Yerba Buena Gardens 
As the primary convention facility for the City and County 
of San Francisco, the George R. Moscone Convention Center 
hosts more than 1,200,000 people annually. The Center 
receives corporate and association meetings, conventions, 
and consumer and trade shows such as Mac World Expo, 
numerous medical and computer conventions, the Winter and 
Summer Gift Shows and the International Boat Show. 

Moscone Convention Center has expanded recently to 
approximately twice its original size to provide some 
630,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. 
Although most of the facility is underground, the two 
lobbies and a 9,000 sq. ft. ballroom are dominant 
architectural elements on the street. 

Above and around the underground convention center, on the 
edge of the City's main transit artery at Market Street, 
Verba Buena Center is characterized by a dynamic mix of 
uses and activities; art, culture, recreation, commerce and 
housing are combined in a single nexus, with Moscone Center 
at the core. Yerba Buena is the architectural wonderland 



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of the city. The three-square-block complex contains a 
large park designed by MGA Partners, (formerly 
Mitchell/Giurgola Associates), and the Center for the Arts, 
including a Visual Arts Center designed by Fumihiko Maki 
and a Performing Arts Center by James Stuart Polshek. The 
new home of San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art designed 
by Mario Botta is nearing completion, and plans are being 
finalized for a Children's Center at Howard and 4th Streets 
by Adele Santos and Paul Friedberg. Finally, San Francisco 
architects SMWM with landscape architects Hargreaves and 
Associates are in the early design stages for a major 
retail and entertainment complex on 4th Street. 

PROJECT GOALS: 

The goal of the art project at Moscone Center/Howard Street 
is to provide a sense of arrival, an entrance zone for 
Moscone Convention Center and Yerba Buena Gardens. Art at 
Moscone Center should provide a humanizing element, 
bringing warmth and human scale to the street. The Art 
Commission has envisioned sculptural work incorporating 
light which will act as a visual and conceptual link 
between the two convention center lobbies, and provide a 
presence both at night and during the day. However, the 
selected artist may explore all possibilities for 
enlivening the street. 

BUDGET : 

For the design and implementation of the project, and all 
related fees: $430,000. 

SCOPE OF WORK : 

The art budget will cover the following activities related 
to the design and completion of the work: 

1. Meetings with City agencies, members of the 
neighborhood community and others with interests in 
the project to develop a conceptual proposal for the 
site . 

2. Production of drawings, models, budgets and written 
materials as necessary to illustrate the proposal. 

3. Attendance at meetings as necessary to present and 
receive approval of agencies, Boards and 
Commissions with jurisdiction over the site. 

4. Completion of design development, working drawings 
and construction documents. 



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5. All insurances, including Fine Arts, Automobile and 
Personal Liability insurance and a Labor and 
Materials Bond. 

5. Fabrication, transportation, installation and 
documentation of the work of art. 

DESIGN AND REVIEW PROCESS : 

The siting of art work on an existing city street is 
subject to intensive technical and public review. In 
addition to its aesthetic viability, the art work will be 
required to comply with all safety and engineering codes, 
and ADA requirements. All necessary permits must be 
obtained as well. 

In order to facilitate review and approval of the artist's 
proposal, the Art Commission has formed advisory 
committees composed of city staff and community members. 
The committees will participate in the development of 
project guidelines and in the selection process. Its 
members will be available to advise the artist during the 
development of the conceptual proposal. 

The Art Commission is responsible for the review and 
approval of the artwork. Depending upon the nature of the 
proposal, additional approvals may be required by other 
agencies and commissions including the Planning Commission, 
the Redevelopment Agency and the Board of Supervisors. 
The artist's presence during all public hearings regarding 
the proposal is essential to the success of this project. 

SELECTION PROCESS : 

Eligibility 

The commission is open to all artists residing in the 
United States. Women and African/American, Latino/Chicano , 
Native American and Asian/Pacific Islander artists are 
encouraged to apply. 

Qualifications and Selection Criteria 

* Artistic excellence as evidenced by representation 
of past work in slides and other supporting 
materials . 

* Appropriateness of artist's medium and style to the 
project goals and setting. 



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* Evidence of past professional experience adequate 
to meet project requirements. 

* Demonstrated ability to design and complete a 
permanent public art work appropriate to the site. 

* Availability to be present in San Francisco during 
the design and review process. 

Procedure 

Interested artists are asked to submit slides and other 
materials as noted below. Public Art Program curators will 
review and screen applications and will present an edited 
selection of candidates to a Selection Panel composed of 
artists, art professionals, a representative of the Art 
Commission, and staff from the Chief Administrator's office 
and Moscone Convention Center. Members of the project 
advisory committee will also be present during the 
screening. Following interviews with finalists, one 
candidate will be selected to design and implement an 
approved proposal . 

APPLICATIONS : 

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. 20 slides of previous work, numbered and labeled. 

2. Seven (7) copies of a corresponding slide list 
including title, date, media, dimensions, location if 
permanently sited, and project cost. 

3. Seven (7) copies of your resume. 

4. One (1) copy each of relevant reviews, artists' 
statements, etc. 

Please submit written information on plain bond paper, 
stapled as necessary but not bound. Due to the nature of 
the selection process, video tapes will be screened only 
during interviews. 

POTENTIAL TIMELINE : 

Application Deadline: September 9, 1994 

Selection Panel Review: early October, 1994 

Notification of Award: late October, 1994 

Conceptual Design: November, 1994 - March 1995 



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Concept Approval : 
Design Development: 
Fabrication : 
Installation : 



March - June 1995 
March - September, 1995 
September, 1995 - June, 1996 
June, 1996 



Please submit application materials to: 

San Francisco Art Commission 

Public Art Program 

Att : Tonia Macneil 

25 Van Ness, Suite 240 

San Francisco, CA 94102 



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STAFF REPORT 

.1 11. 1995 

Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil 

RE: Taravai Police Station 
Project budget: $20,000 



Construction on the remodelled Taravai Police Station is about 
50% complete. Artist Arthur Gonzalez has designed a work of art 
he station, however, upon visiting the actual site, he has 
become aware of new factors which will influence the effect of 
his design. Therefore the artist has requested that the Bureau of 

i'.itecture and the Art Commission consider revisions to the 
approved design. 

Staff will present the artist's revised proposal at the April 
meeting . 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Motion to approve the revised proposal by Arther Gonzalez for the 

Taravai Police Station. 



STAFF REPORT 

April 11, 1995 

Members of the Visual Arts Committee 






Tonia Macneil |/V/\ 



RE: [ brae Water Facility Public Art Project 

Artwork budget: $130,000 

BACKGROUND 

In November of 1993, the Art Commission approved the selection of 
Jody Pinto to design and implement an art environment for the 
ML librae offices of the Water Department. The project was on hold 
for a year, but was revived in 1994, at which time the Water 
Department offered to increase the available funding so that 
Jody's scope of work would include both the art work and 

icipation with the project architect in the design of a 20- 
year phased master plan and program. 

THE STTE 

!i librae site, at 1000 El Camino Real, is an 11-acre facility 
containing administration offices, labs, engineering and mapping, 
workshops and warehouses to support the Water Department's 
suburban operations. It is an unusual presence on the El Camino 
strip, as much of the site is covered with trees, lawns and 
gardens . 

PROJECT STATUS 

During the last 6 months, Jody has worked with the project 
architect to develop the master plan and art concept for the 
facility. On April 4, the art concept were reviewed by department 
heads of the Water Department, who were unanimous in their 
support of the artist's proposal. As a result of her 
presentation, the artist was invited to take on design oversight 
of the renovation of the Pulgas and Sunol grounds. The renovation 
will incorporate ADA requirements and transition to drought- 
tolerant landscaping. By developing all three sites at once, the 
artist will be able to develop an over-all "look" for the Water 
Department, repeating the same themes and concepts in each area. 

Staff will present the artist's conceptual proposal for the 
Millbrae Facility and request approval for design development and 
design services for the Pulgas and Sunol sites. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Jody Pinto for art 
at the Millbrae Water Facility, and authorization to the Director 
of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the artist for 
design development in an amount not to exceed . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with Jody Pinto for design services at Pulgas and 



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DATE: April 11, 1995 

T0: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

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RE: San Francisco International Airport, Concourse G 
Project budget: +/- $800,000 

The Airport Art Steering Committee met on April 6 to review the 
proposals by Keith Sonnier and Kathryn Gustafson for Concourse G. 

Katrhyn Gustafson 

Following Kathryn Gustafson 's presentation to the Visual Arts 
committee in March, she met with airport staff members who 
explained that the height and mass of the steel forms which she 
had proposed would not be acceptable to the airport. After 
considerable discussion, the artist agreed to revise her proposal 
to elevate the steel forms, so that there would be suspended at a 
height of 6 or 7 feet from the upper floor of the gate room. 



The artist's revised proposa 
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based on the belief that the 
realized with the new design 
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requirements, which would of 
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concepts of halo, and of the 
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intent of the piece had not been 
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taken into account the effect of the 
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course have a major visual impact, 
no longer embodied the original 

interaction of opposing forces, and 
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Because design development on the Concourse is nearing 
completion, the Committee agreed not to support the development 
of a third proposal for integrated artwork. Instead, they 
recommended that the contract with Kathryn Gustafson be 
terminated and the resulting funds be used to finance projects on 
the two-story walls in the gate-rooms and other Concourse 
projects . 

Kathryn has exhausted the original $15,000 budget for conceptual 
design, and has incurred an additional $2,877. in expenses to 
complete her revised proposal. Staff requests that the Committee 
approve an increase the amount of her contract by that amount, 
prior to terminating the contract. 



IN REQUESTED: 
Motion to reject the proposal by Kathryn Gustafson for artwork at 
Concourse G. 

on to increase contract #2840011 with Kathryn Gustafson in 
the amount of $2,877.63 to reimburse for documented and approved 
expenses, followed by termination of the contract. 

Keith Sonnier 

The its Committee in March approved the conceptual 

proposal by Keith Sonnier with the provision that more colors be 
added and a mock-up be presented before approval would be given 
to enter into design development. 

The artist submitted new drawings which incorporate an additional 
color and depict the actual color effects more realistically, for 

iv by the Airport Art Steering Committee. The Committee 
approved the artist's proposal and recommended that the artist 
begin design development. 

A model of the proposal will be presented to the Visual Arts 
Committee at the April meeting. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

ion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with Keith Sonnier for design development of 
artwork at SFIA Concourse G, for an amount not to exceed $20,000. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: April 11, 1995 

T0: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil Y^A 

RE: Project Status Reports 

1. 911 Center 

The 911 Center Project is on hold pending the resolution of 
issues raised by the surrounding community regarding the impact 
of the project on their neighborhood. 

2. Bayview Police Station 

The Bayview Police Station project is on hold, pending the 
outcome of a new request for bids which was submitted recently. 

3. Hospital Parking Garage 

Construction of the Hospital Parking Garage is under way. Ann 
Chamberlain is currently completing the selection and preparation 
of materials for incorporation in glass block on four major walls 
in the garage. The fabricator of the GFRC wall panels is in the 
process of preparing a full-scale prototype of a panel, including 
the glass block and fiber-optics. Installation of the walls is 
scheduled for mid-December of 1995. 

4. Muni-Metro Turnback Project construction fence murals 
Three of the seven muralists have completed their projects on the 
MMTP construction fences. They are: The Precita Eyes Mural 
Center, James Morgan with Creativity Explored, and Rigo '95. The 
Port has raised safety concerns in relation to one of the murals 
by Rigo, which is located on Mission Street between Embarcadero 
and Steuart Streets. The UEB, which sponsored the project, has 
questioned the Port's findings, and is sponsoring an independent 
analysis of the potential traffic hazard. As far as the Art 
Commission is concerned, any decision regarding the mural is in 
the hands of UEB. Our agreements and contracts have given UEB 
complete freedom to alter the murals in any way. 

5. Mission District Police Station 

The DPW disability coordinator has expressed concerns as to the 
accessibility and potential hazard posed by the artwork Seven 
Dancing Stars" by Gary Dwyer. The artist has been contacted with 
a request that he cooperate in any decision to revise the art 
work or to provide materials such as brail and large-format texts 
for disabled people. He has stated that he is not interested in 
participating in the decision process. 

Staff is currently researching the issues and possible 
alternatives, and will report to the Committee with a selection 
of possible actions for discussion. 



Date: April 12, 1995 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
From: Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Programy>x---^^^ 
Re: Visual Arts Committee Reports 



Re: Consent Calendar Item E. 

The cost of making and installing the Sizzling Muni sign for 
an exterior application has proved far more expensive and 
laborious than artist Leonard Hunter anticipated when he 
estimated the cost of the project. In addition, he has 
provided the Art Commission with a comprehensive set of 
exhibition quality photographs that thoroughly document the 
construction process. I have a small contingency fund of 
$1,300 which I recommend awarding to Leonard Hunter in an 
effort to partially compensate him for his out-of pocket 
expenses . 

Re: Consent Calendar Item F: 

See attached report prepared for 3.31.95 meeting which was 
cancelled due to lack of a quorum. 

Re: Consent Calendar Item O: 

At the recommendation of the Visual Arts Committee, I 
employed the services of the spec writer for the Civic 
Center Court House to assist me in clearly writing the 
specifications for the artists' projects. I believe that 
this was money well spent and will save us headaches and 
heartaches in the future. 

Re: Consent Calendar Item P: 

Ron Johnson is an individual hired by the City Attorney's 
office to review the construction specifications for the 
Court House and to point out any potential conflict or lack 
of clarity in the directions given to the contractor. I felt 
that this kind of insurance against problems dealing with 
the interface of art and construction could only be 
beneficial to the Art Commission for the relatively small 
cost of $1,375. 

Re: Consent Calendar Item Q: 

Fiberstars will no longer install the fiber optic cable for 
the North Embarcadero. this work will now be done by Homer 
Olsen the North Embarcadero General contractor for a fee of 
$7 100. Accordingly, we need to reduce the contract with 
Fiberstars by this amount. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday , Apri 1 19 , 1 l J95 

3 p . m . 

25 Van Ness Avenue, biale 70 

Ml NUTES 

The meeting was called In order al A p.m. 

Commissioners Pres ent: Anne Healy, Bill Meyer, Dodie 
Rosekrans, Emily Keeler, Armando Rascon 

Staff Present : Jill Manton, Susan Pontious, Tonia Macneil, 
Eleanor Beaton, Michele Li apes 

I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve payment of $236.50 to Joyce Kozloff 
as reimbursement for travel expenses to San Francisco 
regarding art project for the Airport International 
terminal . 



B. Mot.ion to approve final payment of $800 to Wang Po Shu 
for reimbursement of expenses for Eire Station #37. 

C. Motion to approve payment of up to $1 ,000 to Jim 
Bernstein to spray acrylic lacquer sealer on column 
murals at Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 

D. Motion to approve honorarium of $200 to Mark McDonnel 1 
to develop an ait proposal for Eire Station #39. 

E. Motion to authorize payment of $1,300 to Leonard Hunter 
for additional costs Incurred in adjusting the Sizzling 
Muni Sign for an exterior installation, and for 
photographic documentation of 19fh Avenue Boarding 
islands construction process. , 

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F. Motion to approve recommendation to waive art 
enrichment for handicapped access rump at Laguna Hoiula 
Hospi tal . 

G. Motion to approve final payment on Nuyland Blake's 
design development, contract in the amount of $10,000. 

II. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into fabrication and installation contract with 
Nayland Blake for an amount up to $7,545.00 for the 
"Constellation" project for I lie New Main Library. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/Apri 1 19, 1995 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a fabrication and installation contract with 
Rocket Science for an amount up to $13,000 to fabricate 
brackets and install artwork for Nayland Blake's 
"Constellation" project for the New Main Library. 

Motion to approve artwork by Larry Clark and Ira 
Watkins for poster series on Market Street kiosks. 

Motion to approve artwork by Connie Hatch to be 
displayed at Ca I trans Transbay Terminal as part of the 
Gerbode Foundation /Capp Street project. 

Motion to approve MOCD mural projects by Johanna 
Poethig for Cohen Alley and by Jose Mesa Velasquez for 
Cypress Alley sponsored by the Mural Resource Center . 

Motion to amend resolution #0306-95-170 to correct 
title for artwork purchased by Nick Quijano from "Chupa 
Quenepas" to "Dime Que Quieres." 

Motion to approve Art Commission involvement in 
providing integral artworks for the lobby of the 
Aviation Archive and Library and an interactive artwork 
for the exterior of the facility with a budget not to 
exceed $500,000. 

Motion to approve Memorandum of Understanding as 
amended between the Airport and the Art Commission 
regarding mutual responsibilities between the two 
agencies as it pertains to the Aviation Archive 
Library . 

Motion to approve payment not to exceed $1,000 to 
Eileen Kopelson for her services as a spec writer for 
the Civic center Court House art projects. 

Motion to approve payment not to exceed $1375 to Ron 
Johnson for his services reviewing the specifications 
for the Civic Center Court House. 

Motion to approve a modification to the agreement with 

Fiberstars, decreasing total amount by $7,100 for work 

which will now be performed by General Contractor for 
the Promenade Ribbon Project. » 

Motion to authorize staff to proceed with program and 
budget outlined for new Muni Key Stops Project. 

Motion to approve a resolution of thanks to Cheryl 
Riley for her contribution to the Bayview-Hunter ' s 
Point neighborhood and the children of George 
Washington Carver School. 



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I'he Consent Caiendar was appr 
Motion: Commissioner Meyer 
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II. A 1 rpo i'i 

A< Presentat ion of Su-chen [lung's proposal for columns in 
immigration arrivaJ ureas. 

Susan Pontious introduced artist. Su-chen Hung ' s proposal tor- 
cast, glass panels on two sides o t long rectangular columns, 
6 feet tall and 3fi Inches wide. She showed samples of both 
green and clear cast glass. Lettering saying "welcome" in 
different languages would appear and disappear through the 
glass, giving an angled effect. She said that the project 
had been approved by the Airport. Art. Steering Committee. 

Motion to approve and authorization to enter into design 
development contract with Su-chen Hung for columns in 
immigration arrival areas. 



Motion to approve: 
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B. 



Presentation of revised proposal by Kathryn Gustafson 
for Concourse G. 



Tonia Macneil reported that, following the last VAC meeting, 
Kathryn Gustafson's proposal had been reviewed by Jason Yuen 
to assess the client's reaction. Jason expressed strong 
objections to Kathryn Gustafson's original proposal for the 
location of the large Hiatal magnet-shaped form, saying thai 
it would obstruct, the sight- line to the gate rooms and would 
be an attractive nuisance. He suggested that she could 
elevate the work so that, it would no longer be unacceptable. 



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Commissioner Rosekruns voiced a concern about people taking 
on the color of the Light, and iiaer answered that she 
thought the effect of the lighting would be an elegant, 
subtle one for an international airport. Susan Pontious 
said that the Light was not strong, and that the effect was 
one of wall and floor surfaces reflecting pools of light. 



in response to a question from Commissioner Keeler on how 
neon worked, Baer explained that it is a gas. The artist is 
focusing on red and blue, which have the longest life, and 
is considering green. The gas has no interaction with the 
glass so that, it is very safe. Neon is a constant Light 
intensity rather than something that can be adjusted. 

Tonia Macneil explained that the art i ;^ t will propose some 
kind of terminal ion with light at either end of the 
concourse. Depending on the budget , fliere is an opportunity 
for a more distinct treatment that would be developed 
subsequently in design development. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/Apri 1 19, 199! 



In response to Commissioners' concerns about potential 
garisliness, Commissioner lleaiy suggested that the effect 
would be a color shadow. Coinm i ss i one r Rosekrans voiced a 
concern that the effect would be monotonous and said she 
wanted something more diversionary. 

Commissioner Healy said that Keith Sonnier was 
internationally renowned for his work in fight and neon. She 
expressed confidence in the outcome. 

In response to a quest ion from Commissioner Meyer about the 
1000-foot yellow band, Jamie Baer said that it would be a 
yellow glow on the ceiling with the other colors, the red 
and the blue, coming up lo meet it . 

The presenters mentioned other work by Sonnier, such as a 
similar project in Munich, and Macneil said that the artist 
was working within a modest $400,000 budget for an extremely 
large space. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for design 
development, of artwork at SKI A Concourse G, for an amount 
not Lo exceed $20,000. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Rascon 

Vote for: Commissioners lleaiy, Keeler, Kascon 

Abstain: Commissioners Meyer and Rosekrans 



D. Review of proposal by tk-Joong hang for Concourse A 

Susan Pontious described ail ist Ik-Joong Kang ' s work in 
individual hand-painted tile, combining different images in 
high- i ntensi ty color. She said that the architects had 
revised the plan for Concourse A to accommodate necessary 
structural braces, creating oval niches in the wall. Kang 
proposes to apply t> " by ti " I lies in the niches, and Pontious 
says the budget will allow the tiling in two of the four 
niches (approximately yOOO tiles). 

In response to a question from Commissioner Rosekrans about 
the background to the hi gh- i ntensi t> color, Pontious said 
that the niche space would be dune within a border ^t while- 
file mak l ng t he t rans i I i on t c, I he wa II. [ns tallat i on o t I he 
tiles will be random as opposed to a predetermined pattern. 
She suggested future presental ion o f sample drawings to show 
file images and color, and to demonstrate the subt le harmony 
of the column in between the two niches and its relationship 
to the t i 1 es. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/Apri J 19, 1995 



Mot ion to approve proposal by Lk-Joong Kuiig for Concourse A 
and to enter into design development, pending approval from 
bhe Airport Art Steering Committee. 

Mut ion Lo Approve: Commissioner Heaiy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Art. Commission Gal ler> 

A. Report on City Site selection and proposed projects by 
Anders Barth and Ian Pollock/ Janet Silk 

Jason Tannen updated the Commissioners on recent gallery 
exhibits. He began wiLli slides of the current City Site 
exhibit by Chip Sullivan, whose two works there combine 
17th and 18th century views of the natural world with modern 
technology. A slide of a recent window-space exhibit by 
John Amerati showed shadows of people walking along the 
street . 

Tannen then reported on current City Site selection. He 
described proposed projects by Anders Barth and and the 
team Ian Pol lock/ Janet Silk. The proposal by Anders Barth 
is a human fingerprint on adobe brick. The artist would 
also set up an adobe brickmaking workshop in the rear of the 
site. Tannen showed slides of her work and called attention 
to the roughness, physicalify and drawing quality. Ian 
Pollock and Janet Silk specializs in expanded media projects 
with social/cultural themes. They propose ananthropolog ical 
model of a refugee camp in different kinds of signage. 

Motion to approve Selection Panel choices for City Site and 
authorization to pay $1000 artist honorarium and $5000 
materials budget for each project. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Report on selection process for "Framing City Site" 
fence project and pool of panelists 

Commissioner Meyer requested a separation of the panelist 
issue from the selection process. He saijd that the Ad Hoc 
Gallery Committee could easily agree on tlhe panelists but 
that he was concerned about the selection process. 

Tannen summarized the backgrounds of the panelists, who were 
Adrienne Fuzee, John Kriken, Marilyn Kuksht, Chip Sullivan, 
Michael Willis, Anita Margrill and Jaqueline Tripp. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/April 19, 1995 

Motion to approve pool of panelists for "Framing City Site" 
fence project to include: Adrienne 1'uzee, John 
Kriken.Mari lyn Kuksht , Chip Sullivan, Michael Willis, Anita 
Margri 1 I anil Jaqueline Tripp. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Mealy 
Vote: Unanimous 

C. Discussion of Guidelines for "Framing City Site" fence 
pro j eel 

In reference to the draft guidelines, Commissioner Meyer 
objected to the fact that architects and landscape 
architects had been excluded from part icipation as lead 
artists. He said thai the fence hail a two-fold function, 
both as a gateway to City Site and as an architectural 
element in Civic Center, and that an exclusionary approach 
was a mistake. Tannen slated that , l n fact, no one was 
excluded from part Icipation. 

Commissioner Keeler said that the real objective was to come 
up with the highest artistic qualit\ possible. 

The Commissioners agreed to resolve the issue by eliminating 
the word "lead" from the guidelines, and to reword them to 
say, "Artists of various disciplines may apply as 
individuals or in collaboration w i t h other artists." 

Motion to approve guidelines for selection process 
f or"fr'raming City Site" fence project as amended. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Mealy 

Vo te : tinan i inous 

1) . Report on Ga 1 1 try 

Tannen reported that the gal lery would be housed in the 
former MOMA Bookstore space in the War Memorial Veterans 
Building, effective July 1, 1995. 

IV. Moscone Art Projei t 

Tonia Macneil showed slides of the work by finalist R.M. 
Fischer, who was the select ion panel '^ tnjanimous choice. 
This was the result of a two-day-long l n derv i ew/or i en ta L i on 
process in which the artist candidates had been asked to 
show how their past, work might be of some relevance to the 
Moscone project., and to describe possible approaches to the 
project. After deliberation, R.M. Fischer was selected 
because of his professionalism, experience with projects of 
s imi lar scope , and the sui tabil ity of his artisti c aes t he t i < 
to a convention site. Fischer works with pre-existing 
architectural conditions, augmenting them with sculpture 
elements that often incorporate clocks, lighting and an art 
deco aesthetic;. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting M i nu tes/Apri i 19, 1995 



Motion to approve Selection Panel's recommendation of R.M. 
Fischer to design and implement artwork for Moacone Center 
at Howard Street, and authorization to the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the artist for 
the development of a conceptual proposal, in an amount not 
to exceed $30,000, including all feeB and expenses. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil, in collaboration with the Project Architect 
Kent Ford, showed the master plan developed by artist Jodie 
Pinto for the 12-acre site. Pinto proposes a four-pronged 
art project, which is completely integrated into the Master 
Plan. The first part consists of an undulating wet-dry river 
system through the sloping site and emphasizes the flowing 
quality of water. The idea is to create a place where 
employees and the public will want to spend time. The 
second is a xerascaped path system that would serve as a 
public education tool. The third, a treatment in the central 
lobby, would reference the huge pipes that carry water. The 
terrazzo floor pattern would al'so refer to water storage and 
transportation as well as to the ideas outside. The fourth 
would be bridge element at a 42-inch height. A granite slab 
references the water's Sierra origin, and stainless steel 
tubing would bring water from a higher level to a lower one. 

Macneil said that the Water Department was so receptive to 
the work that it had asked the artist to work on landscaping 
as well. She emphasized the positive outcome of the project 
and the potential for other large-scale projects that would 
generate art-enrichment funds. 

Motion to approve the conceptual proposal by Jodie Pinto for 

art at the Millbrae Water Facility, and authorization to the 

Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with the 
artist for design development. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Mealy 
Vote : Unan i nous 

VI. Mental Health Facility 

A. Installation of Column Murals 

Susan Pontious presented a series of photos that documented 
canvas murals of soft landscaped scenes that will be applied 
to columns for the day rooms. The project has already been 
approved and is ready for installation. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/April 19, 1996 

Motion to approve installation of column murals for Mental 
Health Facility. 

Motion to approve: Commissioner Rosekrans 
* °*»e : Unan i mous 

B. Wall Relief "(iames of the World" 

In discussing Hilda Shunt's 28-foot wall relief "Games of the 
World," Susan Pontious said that the artist had made color- 
changes that differed significantly from the original 
approved maquettes. When she reviewed the project again, 
she noted major improvement, and said she would return for 
an additional viewing on Monday, April 24. 

Commissioners Healy and Rascon said that they would 
accompany Pontious. 

Commissioner Healy suggested that the following motion be 
moved to Committee Reports on the Full Commission agenda. 

Moved to Visual Arts Committee Reports: 

Motion to approve Hilda Shuni's wall relief "Games of the 
World" for installation. 

VII. Caltrans Project at 5th Street 

Eleanor Beaton said that, although Caltrans is not required 
to submit art projects to the Art Commission for approval, 
the agency has expressed* a wish to work with the Commission 
in a collegial manner because of the lack of art experts on 
its own staff. She presented models of three projects for 
the 5th Street off-ramp. 

The Commissioners discussed the possibility that the works 
could be interpreted as Art Commission projects and declined 
to endorse the sculptures. They also discussed the 
possibility of a Commissioner or staff member serving on the 
Caltrans art committee, and they expressed their wish to 
communicate their interest in working with and/or helping 
Caltrans with public art projects in the future. 

VIII. New Business 

Discussion of auction to benefit artists In Kobe, Japan 

Commissioner Meyer discussed the upcoming May 13 auction to 
benefit artists in Kobe, Japan. He said that the sponsors 
had persuaded a large number of artists to contribute. 
Whatever funds are raised will benefit Kobe artists, and the 
Art Commission is not being asked to do anything other than 
endorse the concept. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes/April 19, 1995 



Commissioner Healy mentioned the need for process if money 
is to be awarded. Commissioner Meyer said that the auction 
organizers were working on that issue. 

IX. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton introduced two forthcoming projects for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program. One will be an aerial 
performance by the Zaccho Dance Theater at the Ferry Tower. 
The other will be a series of of Friday lunchtime theater 
performances by Teatro Sabor aboard the Mexican bus. 

B. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton announced that the Art Commission would receive 
$50,000 from DPW for cleanup and repair of the Promenade 
Ribbon Project after July 1, 1995. She is working on the 
possibility of developing skateboarding space on the 
Embarcadero so that skateboarders will leave the ribbon 
sculpture alone. She reported on the quality of workmanship 
and progress of construction under the North Embarcadero 
contract and said that it was proceeding well. 

Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton reported that the Bay Trails signage component 
was now to be fabricated and installed under the contract 
with the artist Michael Manwaring instead of through the DPW 
contract with Homer Olsen. Because of this change, she will 
request a modification of Michael Manwaring' s contract in 
the amount of $50,000 to be voted on at the May 1, 1995 Art 
Commission meeting. 



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3:00 1. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve Secession gallery's project 
"Temporary Public Monuments, and to approve Andre 
Kreft's "Proposal for Claude Lane" and Martha 
Schlitt'e "Proposal for a S.F. Monument" projects 
as part of Secession Gallery's "Temporary Public 
Monuments Exhibit. 

B. Motion to support the "Search Light Project: 
Conversations on the Criminal Justice System," an 
art ist- initiated project organized by Richard 
Kamler and Mel Henderson. 

C. Motion to approve contingency travel budget of 
$8,500 for Albert Paley for the Civic Center Court 
House Project. 

D. Authorization to increase contract with Stanley 
Saitowitz for costs associated with driveway 
repair, concrete steam cleaning and graffiti 
protection for promenade ribbon on the South 
Embarcadero for an amount not to exceed $50,000, 
and to extend completion date until June 30, 1996. 




E. Motion to rescind Art Commission resolution 
number #0403-95-212 approving conceptual proposal 
and design development of an artwork by Kathryn 
Gust.afson for the San Francisco International 
Airport, Concourse G. 

F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier 
for preparation of construction documents for 
artwork at SFIA Concourse G, for an amount not to 
exceed $30,000. 



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G. Motion to rescind Art Commission Resolution 
Number 0207-94-135, which was replaced by Art 
Commission Resolution Number 0501-95-283 regarding 
the Historic and Interpretive Signage Project. 

H. Motion to approve mural proposal by Dennis 
Hanaguchi/.Japan Art and Media Workshop sponsored 
by ABC Parking Corporation for the Moscone Center 
Parking Garage. 

3:05 II. Duboce Control Tower/MUNI Key Stops 
Jill Manton, Larry Fitzgerald, MUNI, 
Hannah Silverman, MUNI 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for the Duboce 
Control Tower and Key Stops, and authorization to 
proceed with project. 

3:25 III. Fire Station #39 
Susan Pontious 
Approval of glass sample. 

3:30 IV. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

A. Increase of Alice Aycock's contract up to 
$9,000 for painting of conical stairs. 

B. Motion to*authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Alice Aycock 
for up to $50,000 to fabricate and transport the 
hanging spiral sculpture for the New Main 
Library . 

3:45 V. Civic Design Collection 

Debra Lehane 

A. Discussion and approval to proceed with 
consideration of potential site along Brotherhood 
Way for Bufano statue titled "Peace." 

B. Consideration and possible acceptance of gift 
of paintings to the Civic Art Collection by artist 
Jean Hyson. 

3:55 VI. Muni Metro Turnback Project Construction fence 
murals 
Jill Manton 

Request to provide honorarium of $600 to Rigo '95 
for revisions to mural design at MMTP construction 
fence . 



4:05 VII. Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of final artist for project, 



4:15 VIII .Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Report on response by Airport Commission to 
proposals by James Carpenter, Su-Chen Hung, Lewis 
deSoto, Ann Preston and Keith Sonnier. 

B. Approval to enter into contract with Tim Perkis 
for up to $7,000 for consulting services on media 
projects . 

4:30 IX. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton, Judge Michael Hanlon, 
Judge Barbara Jones, Ross Drulis Architects 
Discussion and decision for Civic Center Court 
House First Floors Clerks' Corridor Project 
proposed by Nori Sato and Bill Maxwell. 

5:00 X. New Business 

5:15 XI. Staff Reports , 

A. Collections 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Promenade Ribbon Project 

E. Library 

F. Mission District Police Station 

G. Hospital Parking Garage 

5:30 XII. Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, May 17, 1995 
3:00 P.M. 

M I N I T E S 

ussioners present: Staff Prest. 

Anne Healy, Chair Eleanor Beaton 

Keeler Jill Manton 

<eyer Susan Pontious 

Armando Rascon Debra Lehane 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Consent Calendar 

The consent calendar was amended as follows: 

A. Motion to approve Secession Gallery's project 
"Temporary Public Monuments, and to approve Andre 
Kreft's "Proposal for Claude Lane" and Martha 
Schlitt'e "Proposal for a S.F. Monument" projects 
as part of Secession Gallery's "Temporary Public 

numents Exhibit. 

B. Motion in support of the "Search Light Project: 
Conversations on the Criminal Justice System," an 
artist-initiated project organized by Richard 
Kamler and Mel Henderson. 

C. Motion to approve contingency and travel budget 
of S8,500 for Albert Paley for the Civic Center 
Court House Project. 

D. Authorization to increase contract with Stanley 
Saitowitz for costs associated with drivewj 
repair, concrete steam cleaning and graffiti 
protection for promenade ribbon on the South 
Embarcadero for an amount not to exceed 550,000, 
and to extend completion date until June 30, 1996. 

Motion to rescind Art Commission resolution 
number =0403-95-212 approving conceptual proposal 
and design development of an artwork by Kathryn 
Gustafson for the San Francisco International 
Airport, Concourse G. 

F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to increase the design development 
contract with Keith Sonnier by $10,000 to include 
construction documents for the artwork at SF1A 
Concourse G, for a total contract amount not to 
exceed 530,000. 



G. Motion to approve mural proposal by Dennis 
Tanaguchi/Japan Art and Media Workshop sponsored 
by ABC Parking Corporation for the Moscone Center 
Parking Garage. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the amended consent calendar. 

MOVED: Keeler/ Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



1 1 • Fire Station #39 

Susan Pontious presented a sample of the glass Mark 
McDonnell is proposing to use for the rondelle in Fire 
Station #39. She reported that she and the architects, 
artist, and Chief Lynch looked at both the blue/yellow 
sample and a red/yellow sample. From a distance, the 
blue/yellow sample read best. She said that the artist will 
make several sample rondelles from which to choose. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the blue and yellow sample glass 
for Fire Station #39. 

MOVED: Meyers/Healy 

VOTE: Unanimous 



III. New Main Library 

A. Conical Stairs 
Susan Pontious requested that Alice Aycock's contract be 
increased up to $9,000 to provide for final painting of the 
conical stairs. Originally we had intended to issue a 
change order to have the General Contractor undertake this 
work, but his bid came in to high. 

ACTION: Motion to approve an increase in the fabrication 
contract with Aye. Ltd. (CT#284006) by up to $9,000 for 
painting the conical stairs at the New Main Library. 

MOVED: Healy/Meyers 

VOTE: Unanimous 

B. Susan Pontious presented the model of Alice 
Aycock's hanging spiral sculpture, which is considered to be 
a companion artwork to the conical stair. She reported that 
she was getting bids for fabrication. Blakeway Metal Works 
had originally bid $46,000 at the time they bid the conical 
stairs. However, since we could not commit to the hanging 
sculpture at that time due to budget concerns, Blakeway has 
the opportunity to re-bid the project. Matt Gil also bid 
the fabrication, but that bid was $20,000 over budget. 



ilakeway's bid comes in out of reach, Pontious reported 
that she will have the motion authorizing entering into 
contract for fabrication withdrawn. 

The Committee noted that they felt the bow truss appeared 
awkward. They suggested that the artist consider remo\ 
If it is not needed for structural support. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Aye Ltd. (Alice Aycock) 
for up to $50,000 to fabricate and transport the hanging 
spiral sculpture for the New Main Library. 

MOVED: Rascon/Keeler 

VOTE: Unanimous 



IV. Civic Design Collection 
Debra Lehane 

A. Bufano Statue/Peace 

Debra Lehane, Civic Art Collection Manager, informed the 
Committee about the need to relocate the Beniamino Bufano 
statue titled Peace, located in the roadway of the 
International Airport. The roadway is scheduled to begin 
excavation in October. Ms. Lehane presented a photomontage 
of a small meadow located on the north side of Brotherhood 
Way between Juniper Serra and Lake Merced. and suggested that 
it might be a good location for the statue's relocation. 
Before pursuing the location further, however she was 
requesting the Committee's support. With the Committee's 
support she would formally contact the Department of public 
works for permission. The Committee supported the location 
and authorized Ms. Lehane to proceed. 



B. Proposed Gift to the Collection 

The Committee was shown slides of three paintings by artist 
Jean Hyson which are being offered to the Civic Art 
Collection. The Committee agreed to accept with gratitude 
the paintings Ballein and The Wall. Both paintings, dated 
1968, are acrylic on canvas. The Committee recommended that 
the third painting titled Quintessence be offered to the 
Fine Arts Museum for possible acceptance to their 
collection. Should the Fine Arts Museum decline, the work 
will be accepted by the Art Commission. 



Contract Modifications 

Debra Lehane advised the Committee that there would be 
contract modifications under the Visual Art Committee's 
reports for objects conservators Genevieve Baird and Dale 
Kronkright to allow for the repair of the Henry Moore which 
had been vandalized and other works which need attention. 



V. Muni Metro Turnback Project Construction fence 
murals 

Jill Manton reported that the Port had requested a design 
modification in the mural painted by Rigo at Steuart Street 
on the Embarcadero. Apparently, there is some concern that 
the similarity of the colors and symbols used by Rigo to 
traffic signs might cause some confusion or disorientation 
for drivers going southbound on the Embarcadero Roadway. The 
artist has indicated his willingness to modify the mural and 
provided a sketch of his revised design. The Commissioners 
wanted assurance that the revised mural would be painted 
with the same level of professionalism and precision as the 
original . 

ACTION: Motion to approve revised mural design by Rigo at 
Steuart Street on the Embarcadero and to authorize an 
additional payment of $600 for the changes the artist will 
make . 

MOVED: Rason/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VI . Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project 

Eleanor Beaton presented a model and proposal by Ray 
Beldner, the artist recommended by the Selection Panel for 
the Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project. Ray proposed a series 
of large scale lucite or cast resin cut-out figures, 
representing icons from Playland, to be placed around the 
rectangular site. The figures will range from approximately 
11 to 15 feet in height. Photographs from the Muni archives 
will be sandblasted or silkscreened onto the figures, as 
will text about people's remembrances of the old Playland. 

Committee members noted that the model was not in scale, and 
requested that a revised model, in accurate scale, be made. 
In addition, Committee members requested more detailed 
research on the material to ensure that it has the capacity 
to withstand wind, elements, scratching, and will have the 
necessary durability for an outdoor site. The Committee 
also expressed an interest in having the sculptures lighted, 
if possible within the budget. 



Motion to approve conceptual proposal by Ray 
Beldner for the Ocean Beach Terminal Art Project and 
authorization to enter into contract with Ray Beldner for up 
to $45,250 subject to further research into and assurance of 
durability of proposed material, and submission of revised 
model in accurate scale. 

MOVED: Healy/Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. A i rport 

A. Report on presentation to Airport Commission 
Susan Pontious reported that she had presented the art 
proposals of James Carpenter, Lewis deSoto, Su-Chen Hung, 
Ann Preston, and Keith Sonnier to the Airport Commission. 
They had asked for time to review the proposals further 
before responding. 

B. Request for approval to enter into contract 
with Tim Perkis 

Pontious reported that Tim Perkis is the consultant we have 
been working with as part of Roger Berry's contract to 
advise us on the feasibility of media based projects. He 
has recommended becoming a part of the Airport's system for 
cable and fiber optics. We have requested 20 channels of 
cable and a fiber. Tim and Susan met with the 
communications people at the Airport, and they felt that 
this was feasible. We would like to contract with Tim now 
at an hourly rate to work with the technical people to 
determine the presentation sites. 

ACTION 1 : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Tim Perkis for 
consulting services relative to media based projects at San 
Francisco International Airport for a total amount not to 
exceed $7,000. 

MOVED: Keeler/Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton provided the Commissioners with background 
information about recent developments regarding the overall 
Court House project. Although there had been discussions 
regarding the possibility of having the artists, Norie Sato 
and Bill Maxwell either work in stone as opposed to terrazzo 
in the Clerks' Corridor, or work in terrazzo in another area 
of the building which might be more appropriate for this 
treatment or to have the ability to propose a completely new 
project, the current status of the Court House construction 
budget has necessitated that the Art Commission reduce the 
art enrichment budget in accordance with an agreement made 



by Commissioner Healy. Ms. Manton reported that the Judges 
had requested that the Art Commission reduce the art program 
budget by 10% or $75,000. Ms. Manton stated that such a 
reduction would not be possible without impacting the 
projects which had already been approved and stated that the 
a possible option would be to delete the terrazzo project 
with the understanding that the artists be given additional 
compensation in light of the great effort they had made to 
develop a design that would meet with the approval of the 
judges and the architects. Judge Michael Hanlon reported on 
the status of the Court House construction bids and how this 
has necessitated a 10% cut in the construction budget. This 
translates to no furniture for the courtrooms nor for the 
Judges' chambers, as well as the elimination of bullet-proof 
glass in the courtrooms. Judge Hanlon further stated that 
the Judges are committed to protect and maintain the 
integrity of the other three art projects by Ann Preston, 
Lewis DeSoto and Albert Paley. He added that the Judges want 
to make certain that artists Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell 
have been fairly and adequately compensated for their work. 
Mark Cavagnereo, one of the project architects, commented 
that the architects had felt the need for an architectural 
unity in the materials and palette chosen for the main floor 
of this important civic building. He acknowledged how hard 
the artists had worked to try to accommodate the preferences 
and concerns of the Judges and the architects, but that 
ultimately the art project had made so many concessions to 
the architects, that it lost its conceptual basis. 
Commissioner Healy stated that if the Commission agreed to 
delete the terrazzo projects and a small amount of the 
contingency, it would be upon the condition of an absolute 
guarantee that there would be no further cuts requested of 
the Art Commission and that the other three projects would 
be built as designed. Commissioner Rascon was disturbed 
about the apparent conflict of this element of the art 
program and the architecture and requested that the issue be 
discussed and studied at another appropriate time. Both 
Judges Hanlon and Jones complimented Ms. Manton for her hard 
and competent work on the project. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the deletion of the terrazzo 
project by Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell for the Civic Center 
Court House with the stipulation that the artists receive 
additional compensation, the amount of which will be 
negotiated by staff, that the three other art projects 
planned for the Court House will be implemented as designed 
with no deletions, and that the Art Commission will not make 
any further reductions in the art budget beyond the balance 



that remains for the terrazzo project after compensating the 
artists and a proportionate amount of the art program 
contingency . 

MOVED: Rosekrans/Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 



IX. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 
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forthcoming projects: Zaccho Dance in an aerial performance 
from the Ferry Building Clocktower, and a series of Friday 
Lunchtime performances aboard the Mexican Bus. 



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City Attorney who handles ADA issues to discuss what kind of 
modifications, if any, would be required for the artwork 
installed at the Mission Police Station. She mentioned that, 
to date, our contracts have no language contained in them 
regarding ADA compliance or requirements. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m. 



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THE SEARCH LIGHT PROJECT 



CONVERSATIONS ON THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 



AN ART EVENT 




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RICHARD KAMLER, DIRECTOR. 1586 271 H AVE SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94122 (415) 566 3811 



THE SEARCHLIGHT PROJECT 

In October 1995, an interactive art installation will occur on and around Alcatraz 
Island. It will shed new light on one of America's most pressing and intractable social 
problems: how to deal with crime and punishment. 

The Mission 

Street crime and violence is an epidemic in the cities and towns of America. Citizens, 
lawmakers and the media are calling for tougher laws and longer prison sentences: 
the cruel, foolish and simplistic "three strikes and you're out" initiatives, and proposals 
to increase use of the federal death penalty on 60 more crimes abound. The irony is 
that our prison system long ago gave up any pretense of rehabilitating criminals and 
can clearly be seen for what it is -- a breeding ground for harder, tougher and angrier 
offenders . We do not believe that incarcerating American citizens, brutalizing and de- 
humanizing them during their incarceration and offering little or no support when they 
leave prison will turn the tides against crime and in the direction we want to go. 

But, where do we go from here? Clearly the criminal justice system needs a complete 
overhaul. But before that can happen Americans must understand the cycle of crime 
and violence and its effects on all the participants -- the perpetrators and their 
families, the victims and their families, correctional officers, innocent bystanders and 
"the community." Deep personal understanding and awareness, not the panicked 
punishment-oriented slogans of the media, will lead to a personal responsibility, to 
compassionate and creative solutions to rehabilitation and reform, and to the time 
when we, finally, claim responsibility for our community! 

/ hear the cries ...and somewhere it "has to stop; somewhere along the way our family 
values have gotten all messed up no one teaches values 

-Jean, white woman in her 50's; daughter, grandson and 

daughter's boyfriend murdered 

The Objectives 

The time has come to look to our artists, to their imagination and their unique 
perceptions, for a way out. THE SEARCH LIGHT PROJECT, using Alcatraz Island 
as both place and raw material, will personalize and demystify this national dilemma 
by examining the criminal justice system through stories and images of victims and 
perpetrators 

The Search Light artists believe that it is only when we are willing to hear the stories , 
experience the art made by victims and perpetrators, that we can move toward a 
creative discussion and an exchange of ideas Alcatraz will be both symbol and 
location for a public dialogue that seeks new perspective on an ancient problem 

/ was so aware how dangerous it was lor African American men that I did everything 
but sign his name for [Desert Storm] because I felt that he would be safer in the military 
in a foreign country than on the streets of the U S We were so excited when he came 
back whole. In less than three weeks he was murdered on the streets 

-Reverend Clara, mother of U S Marine murdered in 
Richmond. Virginia 



THE SEARCHLIGHT PROJECT 

The Installation 

Alcatraz Island, with its historic prison buildings and the natural drama of its 
surroundings, attracts at least 3000 visitors daily, all coming to see a piece of national 
history For the first time ever, during the two-month SEARCHLIGHT PROJECT, 
visitors will come to see an art installation that is provocative, complex, gut-wrenching 
and a call to action America's past will merge with its troubled present in an 
installation that is intended to pave the way for ongoing discussion and community 
participation 

1 The Light (Mel Henderson) Awash in light from various sources -- 
searchlights on barges, island based up-lighting, spotlight and arc-lights -- the entire 
island shines like a small intense sun The buildings, the sky above and the bay 
waters surrounding the island are illuminated, creating a dazzling vision that, 
metaphorically, brings light to the murky issues surrounding incarceration. 

2 The Installation: A Table of Voices (Richard Kamler).A long narrow table (40' 
by 2) of lead and gold leaf (elements that represent transformation from the ancient 
notion of alchemy) sits in a long narrow building.on Alcatraz. A vertical sheet of glass 
bisects the table, much like it would in a non-contact prison visiting room. There are 
ten stations on each side of this table Each station has a phone. Pick up a phone on 
one side of the table and hears the recorded real voice of a parent of a murdered child 
telling her story Pick up the phone on the other side and hear the perpetrator telling 
his story. The intention here is to create a common ground; a context for 
communication and healing to begin. 

3. The Exhibition: Surrounding the Table of Voices are paintings, drawings, 
sculptures, assemblages, photographs and memorabilia made by the keepers 
(correctional officers), the kept (prisoners) and victims telling their stories visually. 

4. A Performance: Where To Look For Refuge is a multi-disciplinary 
performance piece including an active visual environment, dramatic text, music, song 
and movement being created by Joya Cory and Lauren Elder. Part of the impetus for 

Refuge came from hearing the audio tapes of Kamler's interviews with parents of 
murdered children and with perpetrators of violent crime. 

There is nothing you can do about it. You just go on. But I feel if I can ease someone 
else's pain a little bit 

Brenda, African American woman, 40's, 19 year old son 

murdered. 

"...prison simply has less distractions I'm in a locked cement box with an 
indeterminate sentence and a past which took two beautiful people off to where I want 
to know.." 

Bill, inmate, 25 years to life. 



THE SEARCHLIGHT PROJECT 

The Symposium 

As an extension of A Table of Voices. THE SEARCHLIGHT PROJECT will sponsor 
a multi-faceted symposium, or "community conversation" designed to answer the 
question, "How do we, ordinary American citizens, claim responsibility for our 
community's behavior and create ways to change our system of correcting and 
punishing?" The Symposium will be held in consecutive sessions and in several 
different sites around San Francisco creating a kind of community "think tank" for San 
Franciscans, visitors, leaders in the area of social change, representatives of victims 
groups, people from the correctional community, ex-offenders and other interested 
parties. The first stage of The Symposium will take place on Alcatraz within the actual 
cells; small, intense interactions will occur between experienced, professional and 
imaginative people In each cell two people are talking, a video camera is recording 
the interaction; questions such as, "what do we do with people who break the social 
contract?, "how do we claim responsibility for our communities?, "what are the 
alternatives to incarceration?" etc. are being engaged The following day community 
focus groups gather at various places throughout the City. They gather around 
"electronic bonfires" where the tapes made from the previous night will be shown 
continuously to stimulate conversation These small discussion groups, designed to 
encourage the spontaneous generation of ideas, will lead to a larger session on the 
third and final day at Yerba Buena Center where the ideas can be pooled with the 
entire community and presented at large We seek to imagine what it was like when 
we "used to have prisons ." 

/ try to make the best of it Keep her ip my heart Keep her alive Tell her story 
Pearl, African American, 40's, 25 year old daughter 
murdered 

Outreach 

Follow up activities include a traveling exhibition of A Table of Voices, video and audio 
tapes focused at, and disseminated to, various community groups such as church 
groups, libraries, correctional officers training sessions, halfway houses, juvenile 
facilities, and a book produced from the interview tapes of parents of murdered 
children and the perpetrators Study packets will include evaluation forms to enable 
the program developers to analyze the effectiveness of THE SEARCH LIGHT 
PROJECT and its outreach 

..Why did you shoot my daughter why did you shoot her? If you thought she had 
money, why didn't you just knock her down? Why'd you take her life? How would you 
feel if someone took your child's life? Put yourself in my shoes 

Pearl, African American, 40s, 25 year old daughter 

murdered 

Fiscal Sponsor 

Headlands Center for the Arts, a tax exempt, non prolit organization, is acting as the fiscal sponsor for 
THE SEARCH LIGHT PROJECT. All contributions are tax deductible and may be sent to Headlands 
Center for the Arts, Bldg. 944 Ft Barry, Sausahto, CA 94965 and targeted lor THE SEARCH LIGHT 
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Biographies of Core Personnel 

Mel Henderson (Search Light Project Lighting Designer) a professor emeritus at 
San Francisco State University and a former fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force in World 
War II, has been an important artist and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area since 
the early 60's. He has been a part of major exhibitions at The Oakland Museum, the 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum in Berkeley, the 
Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco, the Institute of Contemporary Art in 
Boston and the Newport Harbor Art Museum in Newport Beach, CA. In 1969 he began 
doing large scale "events" in response to the political and social climate of the times. 
The scale of Henderson's pieces and their settings (freeways, beaches, hillsides) 
generally involved hundreds of people, and touched hundreds more through media 
coverage with the magic of his imagination and the impact of his message. He has 
produced numerous large-scale events which with good humor and a twist of irony 
intrude into the status quo with such power they cannot be overlooked. 



Richard Kamler (Search Light Project Director/Artist). Kamler's art has been 
confronting society's issues since 1974. In 1976 he created his first major installation, 
a full sized reconstructed section of a .barrack from one of the death camp's from the 
second World War. Since then his installations, sound pieces and drawings have 
expressed his powerful and constant commitment to art as an agent for social change. 
Kamler has had exhibitions at the Magnes Museum, the San Francisco Museum of 
Modern Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Raw Space 
Gallery in Chicago, AIR. Gallery in New York He exhibits internationally in Italy and 
Germany. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two 
California Arts Council Artist in Residence awards, and an Adolph Gottlieb grant in 
1990 for "20 years of mature work " He is a widely respected teacher and lecturer and 
has taught at the University of California, Davis, University of California Extension, 
John F Kennedy University and for the past fifteen years teaching art in prisons, jails 
and halfway houses He has been a Resident Fellow at Blue Mountain Center for the 
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Secession Gallery announces a series of "Temporary Public Monuments" to be on display April 
and May, 1996, at various locations listed below. 

1. Loring McAlpin, Lone Stars 

This is an age of monuments. For gay men, after more than a decade of the AIDS epidemic, this is 
particularly true. Not only have gay men watched lovers and friends grow ill and often die, but 
they have had to mourn a collective loss of freedom, the freedom to explore sexuality without 
risking life. Within the gay community, while demonstrators call for more balanced 
representations of gay and lesbian characters in mainstream films and TV, there has been a notable 
silence in celebrating the community's heroes, including those from gay sexual culture. 

Gay pom's eroticization of men challenged the received notion that by definition pornography was 
a tool of male privilege which exploited women. On a personal level, gay porn allowed many who 
did not live in urban areas to see that their desire existed in a larger social world. 

This monument to gay sexual culture confronts both mainstream's refusal to acknowledge 
homosexuality, as well as the fear among gay men to mourn the loss of sex without barriers. This 
monument embodies various strands of mourning, commemoration, and commitment to eroticism. 
Based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the promenade of three-foot square terrazzo panels will 
honor gay pom stars; some of those named have died, while others are active in the industry. The 
panels will function as a memorial to both specific performers and sex before HIV, as well as a 
celebration of sex today and its reinvention through safer sex. The stars will bring pornography 
into public space, invoking an "official" recognition of gay men and sexual diversity in the age of 
AIDS. Gay men will recognize the stars as'part of their world, and non gay-identified viewers will 
be forced to imagine a celebrity system that doesn't include them. 

Five to nine stars will be embedded in the sidewalk in the Castro neighborhood. Under 
consideration are two sites: the Cafe Flore, Market at Noe; and Josie's Juice Joint, 16th at Market. 

2. Andre Kreft, proposal for Claude Lane 

Text taken from Andre Kreft 's book, The Bald Soprano will be written with paint directly on the 
street on Claude Lane in downtown San Francisco. 

The names of Andre's sister, uncle, and cousins were all 'Claude' derivatives: Claudette, Claude, 
Claudine, Claude, and Claudia. In Eugene Ionesco's play of the same name, all the characters of 
the family are named Bobby Watson. No one can be individually identified. Confusion reigns and 
through absurdist dialogue, the story moves on. 

In a classic example of dysfunction in the American family, Andre was never called by his given 
name. The proposed piece discusses the personal significance of the name 'Claude,' and creates a 
memorial to that name. 



3. Martha Schlitt, proposal for a San Francisco Monument 

Martha Schlitt is interested in the contradictions paprika contains for her. With it she both claims to 
be and denies that she is Hungarian. The only connection with her Hungarian ancestry is the 
slightest trace of paprika that her family uses in cooking. The paprika serves both as a sign of 
belonging and displacement 

Martha proposes to cover a public monument in San Francisco with paprika. Paprika, as a 
personal symbol of her lost culture, will obliterate the image of the public monument, symbol of 
her current status as an American citizen. It will be exhibited in the lobby of a civic building in San 
Francisco. 

4. Jennifer Nelson, untitled Monument to Process (perform.) 

Jennifer Nelson proposes to present a process as her monument. It worries her that our society 
seems more interested in achievements than in a life process — that it is more interested in objects 
that in the experience of being human. 

Jennifer proposes to crawl in a line down Market Street's sidewalk on her stomach, dressed in a 
business suit and heels. The movement will be a struggle and will take most of the day. She will 
wear a suit to represent a different kind of business — the business of process. 

5. Suzanne Girot, The Mechanics Statue 

Video artist Suzanne Girot grew up in San Francisco believing that her great-grandfather, Tony 
Alborelli, was the model for the figures on the Mechanics Statue, a 19th Century monument to 
industry. Last year Girot met another video artist, Barney Haynes, who says that the statue is 
modeled after his great-grandfather, John W. Pearson. Local historians have searched for 
information on the statue, but it appears that the records of its creation burned in the 1906 
earthquake. This site-specific installation questions history, memory, and contemporary 
interpretation as they relate to the Mechanics Statue. How are stories passed down from one 
generation to the next? How are our monuments interpreted by those who happen upon them? 
What endures over time? 

Installed in a nearby building lobby, this installation will feature three video monitors. One video 
relates the story of Suzanne's family, another presents the memories of Barney Haynes' family, 
and a third contains on-the-street-interviews with passers-by. The wall in the lobby will feature 
enlarged photos of the statues 's dedication and historical text. 



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Wednesday, June 21, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 

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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Ruth Morgan for 
poster series for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Gretchen Vitamvas 
for poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit program. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Darryll Mar 
for mural sponsored by the Mural Resource Center 
at Ping Yuen Housing Project. 

D. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Fish Tale," 1995, an aluminum sculpture with 
mosaic base, by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the 
S.F. Mental Health Rehab i 1 i t at ion Facility. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Games of the World," 1995, a mixed media relief 
by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the S.F. Mental 
Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

F. Approval to pay honorarium of $50 per 1/2 day 
to Selection Panelists for the Moscone Convention 
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G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Ron Johnson up to $4,710.00 for 
specification review for the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art Enrichment. 

General Hospital Parking Garage 

Toni a Macnei 1 

Ann Chamberlain 

Presentation and request for approval of artist's 

concept and final selection of images for the 

garage pro jeol . 

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3:25 III. Ocean Beach Terminal ArL 1'rojecL 
Kleanor Ileal. on 
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ArtlBl. presentation of revised model and motion 
to approve start -up payment, of $2600.00 for 
pro jet: L . 

3:40 IV. New Main Library 
Susan I'nn I I c>iib 

Alice Aycook Bculpliire: final deciaion on whether 
or not In proceed with hanging sculpture. 

3:50 V. Airport 

Susan Pon I i <>ii h 

A. He porl on Airport Commission response to 

project proposals 

11 . Review of proposal by Vito Acconci 

C. Approval of up to $550 each for travel by Jill 
Manton and Susan Pontious to Denver Airport to 
view recently completed artwork and to interview 
staff about problems and pitfalls of the program. 

4:20 VI. New Muni Project - 700 Pennsylvania 
Jill Hani on 

Discussion regarding request for approval to allow 
Robert Calalusci, the artist previously selected 
for the Woods Muni Project, to work as project 
artist for the 700 Pennsylvania Project, which is 
proceeding in lieu of the Woods Project. 

4:45 VII. New Business 

Discussion of problems and issues facing the 
Public Art Program. 

Discussion of Commission policy regarding Art 
Preservation Act. 



5:30 VTTI. Staff Reports 



Sheri f f 'a Fac i 1 i ty 

Co 1 1 ec 1 1 ons 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Promenade Ribbon Project. 

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Mission District Police Station 

Hospital Parking Garage 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 1995 

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Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Bill Meyer 
Armando Rascon 
Emily Keeler 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 
I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve artwork by Ruth Morgan for 
poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. 

B. Motion to approve artwork by Gretchen Vitamvas 
for poster series for the Market Street Art in 
Transit program. 

C. Motion to approve mural design by Darryll Mar 
for mural sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center at Ping Yuen Housing Project. 

D. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Fish Tale," 1995, an aluminum sculpture with 
mosaic base, by Hilda Shum, commissioned for 
the S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Games of the World," 1995, a mixed media 
relief by Hilda Shum, commissioned for the S.F. 
Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 

F. Motion to approve payment of honorarium of $50 
per 1/2 day to Selection Panelists Renny 
Pritikin, Jacqueline Clemmens and Linda 
Blumberg for the Moscone Convention Center 
Public Art Project. 

G. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
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specification review for the Sunnydale Pump 
Station Art Enrichment. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the Consent Calendar as read. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

II. General Hospital Parking Garage 

Ann Chamberlain presented the 61 images she has proposed 
to adhere to glass block in the GFRC panels at the 
Hospital Parking Garage. She described the process of 
community involvement and the search for images, and 
explained the themes and values behind the project. A 
contingent of Hospital staff and community members 
recently reviewed the images and offered comments, which 
Ann will take into consideration as she finalizes her 
choice and presentation of images. The response of that 
group was very positive. They suggested that the images 
be displayed permanently in the Hospital and made into a 
calendar for sale and as gifts. 

The Committee made additional suggestions and voted to 
approve the images as shown, with the understanding that 
final choice and configuration of the images has not yet 
been made. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the preliminary 61 images 
presented by Ann Chamberlain for the General 
Hospital Parking Garage Art Walls. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

III. Ocean Beach Project 

In response to the Committee's concerns about the 
durability of materials at the last Committee meeting, 
Ray Beldner presented a revised proposal for artwork at 
the Ocean Beach Muni terminus. 

He has selected a new material, perforated stainless 
steel, which is reflective, indestructible and can be 
replaced, to form the framework of the five sculptures. 
Lighting will be vandal-resistant, in the ground a few 
feet away from the figures so as to light them from 
below. Articulation of the figures to show detail will be 
done with black epoxy paint sprayed on both sides. 
Photographic images and text will be etched on steel 
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Sculptures will be situated on a new path configuration 
which will allow people the opportunity to meander 
through the space. 

Issues which were discussed included the gauge of the 

steel, the effect of the limited dimensions of a sheet of 

steel, and configuring the structural forms to augment 
the design of the figures. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the revised conceptual 

proposal by Ray Beldner for the Ocean Beach 
Project, and authorize a payment to the artist 
of $2500 in start-up costs. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 

V. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that Blakeway's bid to 
fabricate the hanging sculpture was $66,503 including 
bond. Alice Aycock had agreed to contribute $10,800 of 
her own funds toward the cost of producing the hanging 
sculpture. She reported that the Art Commission would 
contribute $55,703 towards the project, and that this 
would leave the Art Commission with a $9,000 contingency 
fund until the end of the project. She said that both 
she and Jill Manton felt this was adequate, and 
recommended proceeding with the project. The Committee 
agreed by consensus. Ms. Pontious reported that the 
Commission had already approved entering into contract 
for up to $61,000 for the hanging piece at the last 
Commission meeting. 

V. San Francisco International Airport 

A. Susan Pontious reported on the Airport 
Commission response to art proposals by James Carpenter, 
Su-Chen Hung, Lewis deSoto, Ann Preston and Keith 
Sonnier. They approved everything with the exception of 
Su-Chen Hung's video project. FIS will not allow live 
video projection into the sterile area. Also, the 
Airport would not allow the "Live from Embarcadero 
Center" on the video as it violates their ban on 
advertising. They also requested changes to Lewis 
deSoto's design. They did not want the arrows indicating 
wind patterns, and would like the continents indicated. 
Susan reported that the artist will have to redesign 
anyway for cost reasons, and is now looking at the 
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B. Jill Manton requested approval to reimburse herself 
and Susan Pontious for travel expenses to visit and 
inspect the Denver Airport. 



ACTION: 



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Motion to authorize reimbursement of Jill 
Manton and Susan Pontious for airfare and 
travel expenses for the purpose of visiting and 
inspecting the new public art program at the 
Denver Airport and for meeting with the Denver 
Airport staff about the program. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 



VI. New Muni Project - 700 Pennsylvania Street 

Jill Manton explained that art enrichment for the 700 
Pennsylvania Project was not mandated by law because the 
renovation of the building did not involve changing the 
footprint of the existing building in any way. Based upon 
an expression of community support evidenced at a recent 
meeting, Muni would like to allocate up to a maximum of 
$100,000 to have an artist work on the project. The 
Commissioners agreed to support Muni's recommendation to 
work with Robert Catalusci, the artist previously 
selected for the delayed Woods Facility Project, which is 
similar in scope to the Pennsylvania Street project. The 
Commissioners said that they would not guarantee that 
Robert Catalusci would be awarded the Woods Project 
commission when it finally goes forward. At that time, 
the Commission may choose to select another artist 
through a public competition. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into a 
preliminary design contract with Robert 
Catalusci for the Woods Facility for a 
total amount not to exceed $15,000. 

VOTE: MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 



VII, 



New Business 



A. Public Art Program Issues 

Commissioners discussed the proposed Ordinance change and 
agreed that language should be added that provided that 
the total art enrichment allocation for each project 
should be not less than 1% and no greater than 2%. 



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The Commissioners also reviewed topics for inclusion in 
the Public Art Program Fact Sheet being developed by 
staff. 

Staff and Commissioners engaged in a discussion of some 
of the critical issues facing the program and its future 
development. A suggestion was made to seek an allocation 
from the Executive Committee to continue Commission PR 
efforts. Commissioner Meyer suggested that, for example, 
when the Library initiates their PR campaign for the 
grand opening of the New Main, the Commission might work 
on a parallel track to garner positive press for the art 
program. 

B. California Art Preservation Act 

Jill Manton reported that the City Attorney had suggested 
that the Commission consider how they wished to respond 
to the California Art Preservation Act relative to 
artist's contracts. The Commissioners stated their 
position that when the art was integrated into the 
building or facility's construction, if due to 
programmatic changes, operational needs or safety, the 
building had to be changed and therefore, the artwork 
destroyed or removed as a consequence of that action, 
then they believed it was appropriate for the Commission 
to request that the artists waive their rights for 
protection under this law. 

However, the Commissioners felt very strongly that in 
situations where the art was not integral to the building 
or structure, it should be removed or dismantled in 
accordance with the artist's instructions. They firmly 
stated their position that in these instances, the 
artists' rights should be protected by law and that our 
contracts must reflect this. 

VIII. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton updated Committee members on the Market 
Street banner project and plans to process with a new 
series of banners designed by James Lambertus. Three 
other artists - Hideo Yoshida, Caryl Henry, and Richard 
Armstrong - had also been selected to do banner projects. 
Funds have been reserved for this next series, however, 
fundraising will be required in order to finance future 
banner series. Because future funding is uncertain, 
Beaton requested Committee approval to offer the selected 
artists an alternative opportunity, to each design a 



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poster series for the Market Street kiosks. Committee 
members agreed. 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 
Submitted: 

Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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San Francisco 
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25 Van Neea Avenue • Suite 60 

San Francisco, California ■ 94102 
415-252-2569 

July 28, 1995 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: 

ART COMMISSION GALLERY 

Cheryl Coon 

(415)252-2569 

ART COMMISSION GALLERY 

NEW EXHIBITION SPACE 

401 VAN NESS 

Opening reception an October 6, 1995 

5:00 -8:00 p.m. 

The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its new gallery 
space at 401 Van Ness, the former site of the SF MOM A Bookstore. The new exhibition space will be 
designed by Donna Schumacher, of X: architecture/ Art. Schumacher has been practicing as a licensed 
architect for more than ten years; she also received a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the California 
College of Arts and Crafts. X: architecture/ Art is the base for her architectural practice and installation art. 
She has exhibited her art work locally with the Lab , ProArts , Secession Gallery, and Works , as well as 
internationally with Desiring Practices in London. In 1994, Schumacher exhibited CYBER TOWERS: 
Homes of AN Other Direction as part of the Art Commission Gallery's Exploration: City Site program. 

After being declared a seismic hazard, the San Francisco Ait Commission Gallery was force to 
close its doors to the public in September 1994. As a municipal space, the gallery is unique in mission and 
purpose. It has been both an important exhibition entree for emerging artists and a creative laboratory for 
established artists. It has spurred critical thought and dialogue by encouraging projects by independent 
curators. In addition to exhibitions in the new gallery, the Art Commission Gallery will continue to 
program events, installations, and nighttime projection projects in the gallery windows at 155 Grove Street. 
The City Site lot will also continue to provide a high-visibility venue for temporary site-specific 
installations. 

The first exhibition in the new space is Technf: artists who use technology featuring the work of 
Elliot Anderson, Jim Campbell, Bruce Cannon, Marjorie Franklin, Hillary Kapan, Ed Osbom, and Sara 
Roberts. The exhibition runs from October 6 to November 18, 1995. There will be an opening reception 
on Friday, October 6 from 5:00 - 8:00. Gallery hours will be Thursday 12-7, Friday & Saturday 12-5:30. 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

WedneRday, July 19, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
i tern. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve interim payment of $3,395 
to Nayland Blake for fabrication of 
"Constellation" for new Main Library. 



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B. Motion to decrease contract #2840011 for 
Kathryn Gustafson by $1712.50 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $19,167.50. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay $1,100 to Hanscomb Associates, 
Inc. for services rendered to Kathryn 
Gustafson for artwork design for Concourse G, 
San Francisco International Airport. 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with James 
Carpenter Design, Inc. for final design 
development (Phase 1.3) of his sculptural 
light reflectors for the International 
Terminal of SFIA, up to $40,000. 

Motion to accept into the Civic Art 
Collection "Column Vistas" #1 - #16, a set of 
16 pigment on canvas murals by Hilda Shum and 
David Gordon, commissioned for the S.F. 
Mental Health Rehabilitation Facility. 



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Approval for final payment of $8,333.33 to 
Hiilda Shum on Contract #2840012 for the 
fabrication, transportation and installation 
of 16 column murals for the S.F. Mental 
Health Rehabilitation Facility. 



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3:05 II. Promenade Ribbon 
Jill Manton 

A. Discussion of project status 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to make payment to Glass Block 
Designs to "test" repair section of the 
Ribbon at Pier 38, up to $10,000. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to make payment to John Winder as 
technical consultant to resolve existing 
design problems with Promenade Ribbon, up to 
$5000. 

3:35.111. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion 

B. Authorization to proceed with artist 
competition based on previously approved 
guidelines. 

4:00 IV. Sunol Facility 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of possible waiver of additional art 
enrichment for Water Department's Sunol facility 
in lieu of fresco conservation at Sunol Temple. 

4:20 V. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

A. Revised proposal by Ik-Joong Kang 

B. Revised proposal by Vito Acconci 

C. Approval of Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine 
Holland to serve as panelists for selection 
of artists for two-story gate rooms in 
Boarding Areas A and G. 

4:50 VI. Mission Library 

Susan Pontious 

Revised proposal by Emmanuel Montoya 

5:05 VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of cost increase for design modification 
requested by client for George Gonzalez's "Wu Xing 
Pavilion. " 



5:20 VIII. Discussion of proposed Harvey Milk Memorial 

Mike Hausch, Supervisor Ammiano's office 

5:35 IX. Staff Reports 

A. Sheriff's Facility 

B. Collections 

C. Market Street Art in Transit 

D. Library 

E. Mission District Police Station 

F. Hospital Parking Garage 

G. Gallery 

6:00 X. Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1995 



MINUTES 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy 
Armando Rascon 
Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Rich Newirth 




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The meeting was called to order at 3:25 p.m. 

I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve interim payment of 
$3,395 to Nayland Blake for fabrication of 
"Constellation" for new Main Library. 

B. Motion to decrease contract #2840011 with 
Kathryn Gustafson by up to $1812.50 for a 
total contract amount not to exceed 
$19,500. 

C. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to pay $1,100 to Hanscomb 
Associates, Inc. for services rendered to 
Kathryn Gustafson for artwork design for 
Concourse G, San Francisco International 
Airport . 

D. Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
with James Carpenter Design, Inc. for 
final design development (Phase 1.3) of 
his sculptural light reflectors for the 
International Terminal of SFIA, up to 
$40,000. 

E. Motion to accept into the Civic Art 
Collection "Column Vistas" #1 - #16, a set 
of 16 pigment on canvas murals by Hilda 
Shum and David Gordon, commissioned for 
the S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation 
Facility. 



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F. Approval for final payment of $8,333.33 to 
Hilda Shum on Contract #2840012 for the 
fabrication, transportation and 
installation of 16 column murals for the 
S.F. Mental Health Rehabilitation 

Faci lity. 

G. Approval of mural design by Daniel Galvez 
sponsored by MEDA for the Bartlett Street 
Parking Garage. 

At the request of Jill Manton, the Committee added Item G 
to the consent calendar. 

Motion to add Item G to the consent calendar. 
MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

At the request of Tonia Macneil, the Committee amended 
Item B. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as amended. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton explained that a series of tests of different 
installation details for the glass blocks have been 
conducted on the North and South Embarcadero. After a 25- 
ton water truck was driven back and forth over the glass 
block, the conclusion was reached to work with a 
combination of neoprene, epoxy mortar and a Dow Corning 
sealant, based upon its ability to withstand extreme 
pressure . 

Manton requested approval to pay Glass Block Designs for 
their work in conducting the tests. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to make payment to Glass Block Designs to "test" 
repair section of the Ribbon at Pier 38, up to 
$3,000, including rental and use of the water truck. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Jill Mnnton requested authorization to pay John Winder as 
technical architectural consultant, for additional work 
related to the Ribbon Project. Winder has been working 
with the artist team, Commission and DPW to resolve many 
design problems over the last several months. He is 
currently developing design solutions to the 
skateboarding problem, a problem which has been very 
destructive to the Ribbon. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to make payment to John Winder as technical 
consultant to resolve existing design problems with 
Promenade Ribbon, up to $5000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton reported on the results of the meeting 
between Commissioner Nakajo, Rich Newirth and Bill Lee. 
Rich Newirth has received a letter from Mr. Lee 
indicating his willingness to move forward with the 
proposed Mid-Embarcadero public art program, with 
oversight from his office. 

The artists currently working on the Embarcadero Ribbon 
and Historical and Interpretive Signage Projects will 
enter into new contracts to collaborate with the CAO ' s 
design team to incorporate the ribbon and signage into 
the design of the Mid-Embarcadero area. 

New artists will be hired to work with the design team on 
the open-space areas. The CAO ' s office will soon 
publicize the RFQ for the design team, therefore it is 
appropriate to begin artist selection as well. Manton 
proposed commissioning two artists to work with the 
design team to develop the open-space areas. The total 
budget for artwork will be $1 million, inclusive of 
administrative costs. 

The final decision as to the roadway configuration will 
be made by the Board of Supervisors this fall, at which 
point design work will begin. 

Authorization to proceed with artist competition 
based on previously approved guidelines, and 
approval of Walter Hood, Gary Garrels, Rene Yanez 



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and Katherine Reasoner as potential members of the 
artist selection committee. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 

Susan Pontious requested that two additional members be 
appointed to the selection panel for the two-story gate 
room art projects. Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine Holland 
have been working for the past year to evaluate the Art 
Commission's collection at the Airport and can bring 
expertise and in-depth knowledge to the selection 
process . 

Approval of Karen Tsujimoto and Katherine Holland to 
serve as panelists for selection of artists for two- 
story gate rooms in Boarding Areas A and G. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Mental Health Facility 

The Project Manager, Phyllis Harding, has requested that 
the columns and corbels of the gazebo designed by George 
Gonzalez be painted so that they are more integrated into 
the palette of the gazebo. Gonzalez has agreed to 
painting the columns to match the building and the 
corbels to match the color of the gazebo roof. 

In addition, Harding wishes to have a table in the gazebo 
so that it can be used for gardening activities. Although 
this is an alteration in the original intent of the 
gazebo, the Commission staff and the artist agreed to 
propose a solution. George Gonzalez proposes to design 
and build a circular table with a transparent top so that 
clients will have a working surface. Susan Pontious 
requested funds to implement the alterations. 

Approval of cost increase of up to $5,000 for design 
modification requested by client for George 
Gonzalez's "Wu Xing Pavilion." 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosecrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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VI. Harvey Milk Memorial 

The Board of Supervisors recently passed a resolution 
requesting that the Art Commission conduct a competition 
to select an artist to design a memorial to Harvey Milk 
to be located at Harvey Milk Plaza at Market Street and 
Castro . 

There was general agreement that this should be handled 
in the same manner as our other public art pro jects-wi th 
an emphasis on public participation and open dialogue. 

A budget and source for funding the project have not yet 
been identified. Commissioners agreed that the project 
would be a positive one, and directed staff to meet with 
Mike Hausch of Supervisor Ammiano's office to discuss the 
process involve in developing public art projects. 

VII. Staff Reports 

A. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton reported that the first visit of R.M. Fischer 
to San Francisco was delayed until after a meeting and 
presentation to the new CAO, Bill Lee. The initial 
meeting having taken place, Commissioners requested staff 
to move forward with implementing the project. 

B. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that Conrad Solvig Company will 
do tests and provide a cost estimate to repair the paving 
as much as possible. Time is a factor, because the paving 
is inadequately sealed. 

Other portions of the project have been affected by the 
City's ongoing dispute with the contractor. The grass on 
the plaza has not been maintained, and the heliostats are 
still not working. New photographic screens for the frit 
coating on the glass are currently being made, because 
the originals were inadvertently thrown out by the 
fabricator . 

C. New Main Library 

The Library's logo will be "carved" into the black 
granite slab originally intended for a work by Lothar 
Baumgarten. Susan Pontious has been researching a variety 
of 

application methods, including hand-carving, laser 
cutting and sand-blasting. The least expensive option is 
sand-blasting, which has the advantage of providing 
greater line-width and thus a larger type-face. In 



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addition, the cost savings would enable the Commission to 
hire a graphic designer to lay out the design. 
Commissioners asked staff to bring samples of the various 
processes to the next meeting. 

D. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that she and Jill Manton will be 
meeting with the 911 Center project manager to discuss 
the project this Thursday. The next community meeting 
will take place on Monday, July 24, at 7:00 p.m. Public 
Art will be a topic at that meeting. 

E. Gallery 

Interviews for the new Gallery Director will take place 
on Wednesday the 26th of July. There will be a gallery 
walk-through on Thursday the 20th. A meeting has been 
scheduled for Thursday the 27th between Commissioners and 
Donna Leigh Schumacher, the architect working on the 
project. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss design 
ideas . 



The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 
Sub«fi)tted: 

Tonia Macneil 

Curator, Public Art Program 



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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: July 12, 1995 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil"]M 

RE: 911 Center 



911 Center 

The 911 Center project is moving forward again, with a new 
building budget of $19 million, exlusive of design, demolition 
and site-preparation costs. The building alone would generate 
$380,000 in Art Enrichment funds, a significant increase from the 
current allocation of $140,000. 

Project artist Cheryl Riley and I have met with the CAO ' s 
community liaison, Avis Jones, to explain Cheryl's concept for 
art and to discuss the posssibility of a youth employment program 
to run parallel to the public art program for the Center. Our 
initial thinking is that outside funding would be required for 
most of the employment program, however any portions related to 
design and implementation of the artwork would be paid by the art 
budget . 

A draft project description for community involvement will be 
distributed at the July meeting. The concept grew out of 
conversations with the the Arts Education Program director, Sonia 
Grey, former director of the Community Arts and Education 
Program, and the artist. Additional ideas have been generated by 
staff. The final form of the program would be developed by staff, 
with input from the Commission, community and the CAO. 

The 911 Center art program, along with youth employment and other 
art education and outreach components, would be a significant 
contribution to the neighborhood and the park. However, we are 
still seeking a positive response from the community, which has 
been skeptical of any imposed "contributions" to their 
environment. A community meeting will take place on July 24, when 
the artist and the program will be introduced. 

We expect to present revised program guidelines for art 
enrichment to the Committee at the August meeting. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: July 12, 1995 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil"^ 

RE: General project progress 

Hospital Parking Garage 

Construction is continuing on the Hospital Parking Garage. Ann 
Chamberlain is continuing to finalize the images and text for the 
project. On Monday, DPW Construction Management and I will be 
meeting with the contractor to finalize the project budget and 
scope of work. There may be a small increase to the total project 
budget, which I expect will be picked up by the client. 

Bayview Police Station 

On hold 

Millbrae Water Facility 

Design Development contracts are being negotiated. 

Mission District Police Station 

Discussions have begun with the Police Department on 
implementation of ADA requirements for "Seven Dancing Stars" in 
the station lobby. 

Moscone Convention Center 

The Moscone Center art enrichment program will be introduced to 
Bill Lee following the presentation and tour of Commission 
facilities. Following that, we will schedule a visit to San 
Francisco by the artist, to be introduced to the community and 
begin research, probably in September. 

SFIA Concourse G 

Design development is in progress for Keith Sonnier's art work in 

the sterile corridor. 

Taraval Police Station 

Project is under construction. Installation of the artwork is 
expected between September and December of 1995. 

Fire Stations #24 and #44 

Installation of the art work is scheduled for Spring and Summer 
of 1996. 



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■July 11, 1995 

The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Jill Manton, Director, Public Art Prograi] 

Visual Arts Committee Reports 




1 - Promenade Ribbon Project 

We continue to have problems with this project. By June 30th, 
we were to receive a final design solution for the glass block 
installation from the engineering firm hired last month. 
Instead, what we received is the attached letter which 
basically says that they are withdrawing from the project for a 
variety of reasons which spell out liability. 

After reviewing the engineer's letter with DPW , they decided to 
give me the time to conduct a test. We have proceeded to de- 
install the glass blocks at Pier 38 and re-install with a 
detail based upon the verbal, unofficial design and material 
information we had received from the engineers we retained. The 
installation has been completed and will continue to cure until 
Tuesday, July 18th. Then we will have a 2,500 gallon water 
truck drive back and forth across the Ribbon for a period of 8 
hours in an attempt to simulate wear and tear, after which, we 
will release the water to test the seal . 

I have a resolution before you to authorize payment to Judy 
Marocco of Glass Block Designs for labor and materials and to 
John Winder for his technical services in supervising the 
installation and drawing up the new design. 

Funding to pay for these services and the cost of the North 
Embarcadero change order will come from the $110,000 allocation 

1 obtained from the Transportation Authority for making 
improvements to the Ribbon and Signage Projects. 

2 . Re: Mid Embarcadero Public Art. Program 

Per the attached letter from Bill Lee, we've gotten a tentative 
"go-ahead" to proceed with the Mid Embarcadero Public Art 
Program. In addition to the Ribbon and Signage projects, there 
will be approximately $1 million for public art in the open 
space area. The CAO's office is issuing a RFQ for the Mid- 
Embarcadero Open Space and I'd like to have two or three 
artists lined up and ready to work with them from the inception 
of design. Last year, the Visual Arts Committee had approved 
the attached program for the Mi d-Embarcadero and I'd like your 
authorization to move forth. 

I will present a roster of potential jurors at the time of our 
meeting . 

3 S unol Water Department Fresco Conservation 

I am waiting to receive more information about this subject 
which I shall convey to you at the Visual Arts Committee 
meeting. 



Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. 



30 June 1995 



Ms. Jill Manton, Director 
Public Arts Program 
San Francisco Art Commission 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240 
San Francisco, California 94102 



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Consultation Regarding Waterproofing of the Glass Block Ribbon 
Along the North Embarcadero Waterfront, San Francisco, California 



You recently requested that our firm analyze water intrusion problems related to the glass paver 
installation at vehicle crossing points along the Embarcadero and recommend a solution. Needless 
to say, the installation of glass pavers set in a concrete trench and backlit is unique and unusual. 
We have given the task at hand considerable thought and would like to express the following 
concerns. 

■ Experience with the installation of horizontal sealant joints show that they are prone 
to failure and require maintenance, especially in high traffic areas. 

■ The lack of a drainage system or other design provisions to remove water that enters 
the light trench will probably be an aesthetic and maintenance problem and may 
contribute to malfunction of the system. 

■ Imperfections in the substrate can effect the installation and performance of the glass 
pavers and sealant joints. 

■ Working with the existing design concept, current state of materials purchased, and 
a portion of the project completed considerably limits the options for reliable 
solution. 

Given the existing constraints and limitation of time placed on our firm, we feel that we will not be 
able to provide you with a long term maintainable solution. Therefore, we believe any 
recommendation made at this time will not serve the parties involved or do justice to the project. 

We pride ourselves on the high level of professional service we provide our clients and have given 
this problem considerable thought. But at this time we regret that we are unable to provide you with 
the assistance you require. It is unfortunate that we are left with this position and do not wish to 
cause you any undo harm or stress. 



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Please call us to discuss any questions you have regarding items mentioned in this letter. 

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CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 



July 7, 1995 



Mr. Richard Newirth 
Acting Director of Cultural Affairs 
San Francisco Art Commission 
25 Van Ness Avenue, #240 
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Dear Richard: 

The Waterfront Transportation Projects Office, since its inception, has been very supportive of 
public art and we are proud of the progress that has been made to completing the WTP Art 
Program. The primary source of funding for these projects has been local (transportation 
sales tax), with one additional support from the federal ISTEA Transportation Enhancement 
Activities (TEA) program 

While Section 3. 13 of the Administrative Code requires that up to 2 percent of the cost of 
new structures be used for public art projects, it does not specifically require this set aside for 
public roadways or transit projects. Nonetheless, the CAO's office has maintained a 
commitment to the WTP Art Program and has worked in a supportive manner with the Ait 
Commission in completing those projects. We appreciate the efforts that have been made by 
the Art Commission staff to keep current project costs within the approved budgets. 

In light of growing public concern about cost overruns in public projects, I am asking all 
project sponsors to examine their project budgets very carefully. For future ait projects 
related to the WTP, you should not assume that the budgets will be automatically based on 
two percent of the total project cost. Rather, 1 want to continue our previous approach of 
review and negotiation of the art project based on their merit and cost effectiveness up to a 
maximum of two percent of the total project cost. 



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1 will be pleased to discuss this issue with you further. 
Sincerely. 



VJ«U*J. 



William Lee 

Chief Administrative Officer 



cc: Rebecca Kohl strand 
Jill Manton 



Letter to Richard Newirth 
July 7, 1995 
Page Two 



1 will be pleased to discuss this issue widi you further. 
Sincerely, 



VJJtoci 



William Lee 

Chief Administrative Officer 



cc: Rebecca Kohlstrand 
Jill Manton 



Mid- Emharr adero Proposed Public Art Program Parameters 
OBJECTIVE 

1. Have an artist or artists work as members of the Mid- 
Embarcadero design team for any and all future urban 
design efforts for the Mid-Embarcadero . This will ensure 
that the perception, ideas and sensitivity of an artist 
will be integrated into the design of the open space. This 
does not necessarily mean that a specific work of art will 
be designed by the participating artist during this phase 
of work. 

A successful precedent for this kind of approach was 
demonstrated by Phases I and II of the Waterfront 
Transportation Projects. 

Part of the scope of work for this artist or 
artists along with the other design team members will be 
the identification of specific opportunities and/or 
locations for commissioned works of art. The design team 
will also work with the artists from the Promenade Ribbon 
Project and Historical and Interpretive Signage Projects 
to determine how these projects interface with the Mid- 
Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

GUIDELINES FOR COMMISSIONED ARTWORKS 

Commission art projects that are integral to the design of 
the open space which compliment, enhance or unite the 
various components of the open space. In order to achieve 
this, the artist must start work during the schematic 
phase of the design process. 

In general, the commissioned art works should: 

* Have some relevance to the waterfront, its history 
ecology and/or San Francisco. 

* Contain information that is symbolic or factual. 

* Reflect the cultural richness of San Francisco. 

* Synthesize form and function. 

1. If the artist is to design an element of the 
project that serves a functional purpose such 
as a bench, bollard, table, tree grate, drinking 
fountain, etc., then there should be agreement 
that the artist's design fee will be paid from the 
public art allocation and that the cost of 
fabrication should be charged to the architecture 
budget. If the design created by the artist is 
more expensive that than which would have been 
considered as standard by the City, then the above 
and beyond cost should be charged to the art 
budget. Any net savings to the overall project as 
the result of an artist's participation will be 
credited back to tin- ail budget. 



EXISTIN G ARTWORKS IN THE MID-EMBARCADERO 

Recom mendations /Considerations 

In the Public Art Report commissioned as part of the ROMA 
Urban Design Study, it is noted that the DeAnza and King 
Carlos III statues are not site-specific to the 
waterfront. Since they were not designed for the sites 
where they are currently installed, their relocation will 
not violate any city, state or federal law. The statues 
could be relocated to other locations within the Mid- 
Embarcadero or to other parts of the City. This 
determination should not be made until a preferred 
alternative is identified and a preliminary design 
developed. The Art Commission will have to approve the 
relocation of the statues and funding will have to be 
allocated for this purpose. This same report also proposes 
the relocation of the Dubuffet sculpture in Justin Herman 
Plaza to allow for better pedestrian movement. This 
sculpture is the property of the Embarcadero Center and 
its possible relocation will require their approval. 

Vaillancourt Fountain 

If a possible modification of the fountain is to be 
considered with the artist's participation and approval, 
definite parameters in terms of budget and the nature of 
the modification should be established. If a future 
modification of the fountain is proposed and the funding 
for such a modification is to be allocated from the public 
art budget established for the Mi d-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, the Art Commission will have to approve the use 
of public art funding for this purpose. At some point, 
there may be a choice between a new public art program 
that is developed in conjunction with the CAC vs. a 
proposed improvement to the existing fountain unless funds 
not designated for public art are available for any future 
design modification of the fountain. 

Existing Waterfront Transportation Integrated Art Projects 

At the present time, the Promenade Ribbon Project and the 
Historic and Interpretive Signage Project are solely 
associated with the Roadway Project. The Ribbon is 
conceived to be a linear sculpture that will be 2 1/2 
miles long upon its completion. To distinguish the Mid- 
Embarcadero segment of the Ribbon from its northern and 
southern Embarcadero counterparts, it may be appropriate 
for the Ribbon to introduce new eJements or a different 
configuration in the mid-section. Depending upon which 
Roadway/Open Space alternative is selected, it may also be 
desirable for the Ribbon to extend into the open space. 
This decision should be made by the design team selected 
to design the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space and the Promenade 
Ribbon Artist Team. 



The Historic and Interpretive Signage Project consists 
primarily of bronze plaques imbedded into the land and 
bayside promenades along with a series of elegant 
porcelain enamel pylons, vertical elements with a height 
of 13 feet. Because of the nature of this project and its 
popular appeal, it seems logical to extend this project 
into the Open Space as well as the Roadway sections of the 
Mid-Embarcadero . 

Selection Process 

All artist selections for all phases of the Mid- 
Embarcadero will be made as a result of public 
competitions to be conducted by the Art Commission. A 
selection panel of art and design professionals will be 
established as well as an advisory panel comprised of City 
staff and representatives from the Citizens Advisory 
Committee. All Art Commission selection processes and 
recruitment plans are approved by HRC prior to 
implementation. 

Resources for this Report 

Art Along the Waterfront: A Guide to Opportunities for 
Public Artists and Public Art on the Embarcadero of San 
Francisco, published by the California Arts Council, 1991 

Waterfront Transportation Projects, Urban Design Phase II, 
Project Design Standards, Volume 6, Arts Program 
Guidel ines 

A Proposed Approach to Public Art for the Embarcadero 
Roadway Replacement Project by Tom Marioni, commissioned 
as part of the ROMA Urban Design Study, 1993 




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ARTIST OPPORTUNITY 
MUNT KEY STOPS ART PROJECT 



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Friday, August 25, 1995 
5:00 p . m 

Applications to be received 
in SF Art Commission office 
No Pos tmarks ! 



Art Commission is seeking applications from 
artists who work in 2 dimensional media. Four artists 
will be commissioned to create camera-ready artwork which 
will be reproduced into porcelain enamel panels on new 
Muni key stop boarding platforms. 

HONORARIUM : 

Each commissioned artist will be paid an honorarium of 
$2,500 for the development of two preliminary design 
proposals and the production of camera-ready artwork for 
one final design. 



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BACKGROUND : 

MUNI will build wheelchair accessible boarding platforms 
at 15 "key stops" along the J-Church, K-Ingleside, L- 
Taraval , M-Ocean View, ami N-Judah streetcar lines. All 
15 designated new key stops are on the surface, and each 
one consists of both an inbound and outbound stop for a 
total of 30 new accessible platforms. A standard key stop 
will include a ramp, varying in length from 30 feet 
minimum to 50 feet maximum, with a platform at. the top of 
it. Ramp sidewails will be constructed of ceramic steel 
- also referred to as porcelain enamel - a material which 
can be manufactured in color, and which can incorporate 
graphic ar L . 




City and County oi 
San Francisco 



THE ART PROJECT: 

The aim of the art project is to create a strong visual 

identity for all of the key stops transit, lines. 

Artists selected for this project will create two 
dimensional artwork to be reproduced on 2' x 10' ceramic 
steel panels incorporated into the boarding ramp 
sidewails. Artist's panel design may use a total o I three 
colors - one color for the background, and two addit ional 
colors for imagery. Depending on the length of the 
boarding platform, there will at least one, but no more 
than two artist-designed panels per platform. Art panels 
will be installed on the side of the platform facing the 



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sidewalk and will be visible to passing vehicular and 
pedestrian traffic. Panel design should make a 
graphically bold statement for optimum legibility in the 
context of the s t tee t scape . 

An artist will be assigned to each of the J, L and N 
transit lines. One artist will be assigned to work on 
both the K and M lines. Bach transit line transverses a 
number of neighborhoods, with varying characteristics. 
Selected artists should thoroughly investigate and 
experience the neighborhoods served by their assigned 
transit line in older to generate artwork which is 
congruent with and responsive to the setting. Artists 
will be required to attend a meeting with community 
represent at ives prior to development of designs. 
Community members will also review designs before 
i nip 1 emeu tat ion of art panels. 

Each commissioned artist will be asked to develop two 
design proposals. One design per artist will be selected, 
and the artist will be required to produce camera-ready 
artwork for reproduction of artwork into the porcelain 
ename 1 pane 1 . 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS : 

All applications must include the following: 

1 ) Resume, no more than 3 pages in length ( submit 5 
copies ) . 

2) Slides of previous work (15 maximum), numbered 
and labeled. Please select slides of work which 
demonstrate your qualifications for this project. NOTE: 
Panel will review artwork as documented in slide format. 
Do not submit original artwork. Color xeroxes or 
catalogues may be included as supplementary material only. 

3) Corresponding slide list, which details title, 
date, media, dimensions, location. 

4) Self addressed stamped envelope for the return 
of your slides: use adequate packaging and postage. The 
Art Commission cannot be responsible for loss or damage to 
application materials. 

OPTIONAL: 

5) Artist statement, critical reviews and other 
materials may be included as supplementary materials. 

Incomplete applications will be disqualified. 
Do not submit a proposal at this time. 

SELECTION PROCESS 

Eligibil i ty : Open to Ray Area artists, with preference 

given to San Francisco residents. Women, 



African/American, Lat ino/Chicano , Native American and 
Asian/Pacific Islander artists are encouraged to apply. 

Submissions will be pre-screened by curatorial staff to 
develop a list of qualified candidates for review by the 
Selection Panel. The panel will be comprised of two arts 
professionals, and a representative from the client 
agency, Muni Capital Projects. 

The panel will select four project artists. 

Qualifications and selection criteria 

♦Artistic excellence as evidenced by slides of 

previous work 

♦Appropriateness of artist's medium and style to the 

project intent and setting 

♦Availability to work within project time frame 
♦Ability to produce camera-ready artwork for 

f abr icat ion . 

The final selection of artists and implementation of 
design proposals is entirely within the discretion of the 
Art Commission. The Selection Panel and the Art 
Commission reserve the right to decline any or all of the 
submittals . 

TIMELINE 

Application deadline: Aug. 25, 1995 

Selection of artists: Oct. 1995 

Design Proposals submitted: Jan. 1996 

Camera-ready artwork completed: Feb. 1996 

All stages of the selection and design development process 
are subject to review by representatives of Muni and the 
Art Commission. Timeline is subject to change. 

SEND APPLICATIONS TO : 

Eleanor Beaton 
ATT: Muni Key Stops Project 
San Francisco Art Commission 
25 Van Ness Ave., Suite 2-10 
San Francisco, CA 94102 



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MUNI METRO 

KEY STOPS 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, August 16, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Couiction 

Civic Design Riviiw 

Community Aim 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

pops Symi-hony concerts N t ice: Requests to testify are accepted bv completing an 

Public Art . - , , ' ^ r ° 

information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 



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Consent Calendar 



Motion to approve mural project by Johanna 
Poethig at the Episcopal Sanctuary and 
sponsored by the 509 Cultural Center and the 
Neighborhood Beaut i ficat ion Fund. 



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b. Motion to approve addendum to list of authors 
names for Nayland Blake's "Constellation" 
Project for the new Main Library. 



c. Motion to approve delivery and installation 
of sculptural elements of Alice Aycock's 
conical stairway at New Main Library. 

d. Motion to approve an artist honorarium of 
$5,000 to Donna Schumacher, architect, for 
continuing work on the new gallery at 401 Van 
Ness . 

e. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to engage in a purchase order for 
$11,678 with Grime Busters to thoroughly 
clean South Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon and 
apply SLX100 by Proxoco, an antigraffiti 
sealant, if work is not performed through 
existing contract with Stanley Saitowitz. 




3:05 II. Ocean Beach Terminal Project 
Eleanor Beaton 
Discussion of project status 

\ C °ZZ°o 3:Z0 IXI ' Airport 

Susan Pontious 

Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised Terrazzo 
design for floor of arrival's lobby of 
International Terminal. 



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3:35.1V. Gallery 

Cheryl Coon 

Motion to approve payment of an artist honorarium 
of up to $8,500.00 for fabrication of the new 
gallery at 401 Van Ness to Peter Harris. 

3:45 V. Collections 
Debra Lehane 
Tony Irons, Bureau of Architecture 

a. Report on Miriam Simpson Mural, City Hall 
with possible motion to allow removal/ 
destruction of murl . 

b. Report on relocation of Bufano sculpture 
Peace from SFIA. Motion to approve relocation 
of sculpture by Beniamino Bufano Peace from 
entry roadway of SFIA to meadow on north side 
of Brotherhood Way, west of Junipero Serra 
Blvd. 

4:00 VI. Upcoming DiSuvero completion 
Jill Manton 

Motion to approve final sculptural form before 
painting . 

4:10 VII. New Mission Project 
Jill Manton 
Approval of New Project Guidelines 

4:25 VIII. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Lewis 
DeSoto for $66,200 for the work he will 
produce for the Court House Jury Assembly 
Room . 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Ann 
Preston for $63,400 for the work she will 
fabricate for the 4th floor Family Court 
waiting area. 

4:45 IX. Staff Reports 

a. Sheriff's Facility 

b. Collections 

c. Market Street Art in Transit 

d. Library 

e. Mission District Police Station 

f. Hospital Parking Garage 
g . Gal lery 



5:30 



Adjournment. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



programs 

Civic a«i Coliiction 

Civic Disign Riviiw 

Community Ami 

& Education 

Culturai Equity Grants 

Gauiry 

POPS Symphony Concirts 

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VISUAL AIM'S COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, August 16, 1995 



MINUTES 



Commissioners Present 
Emily Keeler 
Armando Rascon 
Bill Meyers 



Staff Present: 
Richard Newirth, 

Di rector 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 



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The meeting was called to order at 3:45 p.m. 
I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural project by Johanna 
Poethig at the Episcopal Sanctuary and sponsored 
by the 509 Cultural Center and the Neighborhood 
Beau t i f ication Fund. 

B. Motion to approve addendum to list of 
authors names for Nayland Blake's 
"Constellation" Project for the new Main 
Library . 

C. Motion to approve delivery and installation 
of sculptural elements of Alice Aycock's 
conical stairway at New Main Library. 

I). Motion to approve an artist honorarium of 
$5,000 to Donna Schumacher, architect, for 
continuing work on the new gallery at 401 Van 
Ness . 

E. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to engage in a purchase order for $11,678 
with Grime Busters to thoroughly clean South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon and apply SLX100 by 
Proxoco, an an I. igraf f i t i sealant, if work is not 
performed through existing contract with Stanley 
Saitowitz . 




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San Francisco 



ACTION: Motion to approve Consent Calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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I. Art Commission GalJery 

In order to complete the improvements to the Art Commission 
Gallery at City Hall in time for its opening in October, 
staff requested that the Commission pay an honorarium to 
artist/contractor Peter Harris to advise and supervise the 
construction work. In addition to advising, Mr. Harris will 
assume the construction liability and obtain permits and 
approvals. Staff requested that an honorarium of $8,500 be 
approved for this work. 

Commissioner Meyer questioned the amount of the honorarium, 
stating that overhead and profit on a construction job is 
usually about 15% or less. Assuming that the construction 
will cost about $30,000, the honorarium should be no more 
than $4,500. The Committee requested that staff obtain a 
detailed proposal, including labor costs and materials, 
review the scope of work and price in light of their 
concerns, and adjust the amount of the honorarium 
accordingly. 

ACTION: Motion to approve payment of an artist honorarium 
of up to $8,500.00 to Peter Harris, for 
administration and fabrication of improvements 
for the Art Commission Gallery at 401 Van Ness 
Avenue . 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 

SECOND: Commissioner Hascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

II . Col 1 ections 

A. Miriam Simpson Mural 
Debra Lehane explained that the Art Commission has studied 
the feasibility of removing and saving a mural by local WPA 
artist Miriam Simpson, which is located in the Assessor's 
office of City Hall. 

City Hall is undergoing seismic reinforcement and repair, 
current seismic upgrade plans call for removing the mural 
and the hollow-clay tile behind it and replacing with 
concrete blocks. 

Tony Irons, of the Bureau of Architecture, and Eric 
Elsesser, of Forel i/Elsesser Engineers, reported that, a 
conservator has tested many different options for removal 
however none have been successful . While it might be 
possible to remove the surface on the other side of the 
wall, that surface is original limestone, which Historic 



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Preservationists do not want removed. Even removing the 
limestone would be problematic, as the process of 
strengthening the wall from that side is likely to severely 
damage the mural . 

The options are to try to remove the mural, with the 
understanding that it might not be succesful, or to allow 
if to be destroyed. Staff requested that an attempt be made 
to remove the mural . 

ACTION: Motion to approve the document, at ion and attempted 
removal, or subsequent demolition, should the 
removal f u i I , of the Miriam Simpson mural in the 
Assessor's Office in City Hall. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SKCON1): Commissioner Raseon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Relocation of Pence, by Beniamino Buffano. 

Pebra Lehane reported that the sculpture Peace by Beniamino 
Bufano will be relocated from the entry roadway of the San 
Francisco International Airport to a meadow on the north 
side of Brotherhood Way, west of Junipero Serra Blvd. 

III. DiSuvero Gateway Sculpture 

Mark DiSuvero has completed work on the sculpture for South 
Beach Park at the Embarcadero. Eleanor Beaton showed a 
video tape of the sculpture at the artist's studio, and 
Sandra Franchina, his representative, answered questions. 
Staff requested that the Committee approve the final form 
of the sculpture as seen on the video tape, and authorize 
its installation, which is scheduled for early in 
September . 

ACTION: Motion to approve final sculptural form of Mark 
DiSuvero's Gateway sculpture, and authorize the 
installation of the sculpture at South Beach 
Park. 

MOTTON: Commissioner Rasoon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. New Public Art Project - Jose Coronado Playground and 
Recreation Center 

The renovation of the Jose Coronado Playground and 
Recreation Center has generated a small art enrichment 
allocation, and the Recreation and Parks Department has 
requested that an artisl be hired to work closely with 



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neighborhood youth Lo create art for the site. Jill Manton 
has met with department representatives, and anticipates 
that additional funds will be available, perhaps through 
the use of arch i tec tvi ra I materials, such as wall tile, 
lighting fixtures, fencing and seating, which would be 
designed by the artist and paid for through the 
architectural budget. Staff requested that the Committee 
approve the guidelines as presented so that work might 
begin on the project. 

ACTION: Motion to approve guidelines for a new public; art 
project at the Mission Playground, and 
authorization to begin artist recruitment. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Ituscon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Civic: Center Court House 

Staff requested that the Committee approve two contracts 
for fabrication of public art for the Civic Center Court 
House. The contracts cover all fabrication costs for art 
work by Lewis DeSoto and Ann Preston. 

ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into contract with Lewis DeSoto 
for $66,200 for the work he will produce for the 
Court House Jury Assembly Room. 

MOTTON: Commissioner Keeler 

SECOND: Commissioner Itasr.on 

VOTE: Unanimous 



ACTION: Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into contract with Ann Preston 
for $63,400 for the work she will fabricate for 
the 4th floor Family Court waiting area. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. San Francisco International Airport 

Eleanor Beaton presented Lewis deSoto's revised proposal 
for design of terazzo paving in the International Terminal. 
Rather than attempt to create a design for the floor of the 
66,000 scj . ft. Departures Lobby, Lewis proposes to create a 
work for the smaller (12,600 sq. ft.), "Heelers and 
Greeters" Lobby. The concept of a global projection map 
showing the primary wind currents will remain the same, 



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however there will he several changes as suggested by the 
Airport Commission. The continents wilt be indicated, and 
the arrows indicating the direction of the currents will be 
eliminated. Bronze discs representing each international 
Airport, will be inlaid in the floor, and the entire design 
will he worked out in a range of blue tones. 



ACTION: 



MOTION: 
SECOND: 

VOTE: 



Motion to approve Lewis deSoto's revised 
design of t.enizzo paving for the floor of the 
Arrivals bobby of the International Terminal. 
Commissioner Meyer 
Commissioner Rascon 
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VII. Ocean Bench Terminal Project 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Ray Beldner had completed a 
full-scale mock-up of one of the sculptures for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal, and had installed it on-site. He will also 
create a 1/2 scale prototype, in order to perfect the 
fabrication process. He is currently working on the 
text/photo plates which will be in the center of each 
sculpture. Beaton presented copies of the design of several 
of the plates, which are still in process. 



VTII. Muni Key Stops Project 

Eleanor Beaton reported that she had put together a pool of 
panelists for the Muni Key Stops Project and will request 
that the Commission approve the list at the next regular 
meeting. The panel will include two outside panelists and a 
representative of the client agency. Potential pnelists 
include Ahilio Ball iff, Susan Liebovitz Steinman, David 
Izu, Yo 1 anda Lopez, Rigo '95, and Laurie Lazer. 

IX. General Hospital Par-king Oarage 

Tonia Macneil presented 20 of the images which Ann 
Chamberlain has selected for the Hospital Parking Garage 
art project, as well as the text which will accompany them. 
There wil 1 be a total of 31 images, 6 of which will be part 
of the signage system, one per floor, as an identifying 
image. The Committee expressed its approval for the work 
and appreciation for the artist's overall concept. 

The/fnee t ing was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 
Sul/n/i tted : 



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Curator, Public Art Program 



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STAFF REPORT 
Lewis deSoto Proposal for International Terminal 

Date: Aug. 4, 1995 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

From: Susan Pontious 

RE: Revised Proposal by Lewis deSoto for International 
Terminal . 

Lewis deSoto has revised his proposal for a terrazzo floor 
design for the International Terminal. His original design 
was for the Departures Level Lobby and featured an isobar 
map (showing prevailing pressure systems and winds for the 
months of June and July) with etched metal medallions 
depicting the air map of approximately 200 international 
airports. However, this design became problematic for the 
following reasons. 

1. The sheer size of the departures lobby (60,000 sq. ft. ) 
made the project too expensive. In addition, we already 
have a major artwork by James Carpenter proposed for the 
departures lobby. 

2. The Airport Commission thought that without the 
continents being shown, passengers would not understand the 
isobar map. They also thought that the arrows representing 
the prevailing winds might also be confusing for the 
passengers who might think that they were directions. 

In response to these concerns, Lewis deSoto has revised his 
design as follows: 



1. He has moved his 
Greeters Lobby in Arri 
Committee and the Arch 
location for the artwo 
square footage now bei 
12,600 sq. ft. It h 
an area where 1 ) peopl 
periods, and so would 
design, and 2) we have 
area. 



project down to the Meeters and 
vals. Both the Airport Art Steering 
itects feel that this is a much better 
rk. This is a smaller space, and the 
ng proposed for the terrazzo design is 
as the additional advantage of being 
e will be waiting, sometimes for long 
be encouraged to explore the floor 
no other artworks proposed for that 



2. The new design adds the continents and eliminates the 
arrows. The Airport representatives on the Airport Art 



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Steering Committee felt that this would satisfy the 
Airport's design concerns. 

The Airport Art Steering Committee also had these additional 
comments about the design for the artist to address in 
design development: 

1. Relationship of the size/color of the line defining the 
continents to the line defining the pressure areas and 
the grid line. 

2. Size and number of the plaques 

3. May have to roughen surface on bronze to meet city's 
slip co-efficient ( SOM will know about this). 

4. As part of DD, should make some scale drawings showing 
size/relationship of elements. 

5. Strong recommendation to view other large artist 
designed terrazzo floors to see what works/fails. For 
instance, Dallas Convention center, L.A. conventions 
center. 



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MEMORANDUM 



3 August 1995 



The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

Eleanor Beaton 

Nayland Blake "Constellation" project for 

New Main Library 



Nayland Blake presented to you a list of authors' names for 
approval at the March 1995 meeting. We have discovered that 
the attached names were inadvertently omitted from the list 
you approved. Please review these names, and let me know if 
you have any questions. I have included an approval of this 
addendum to the original list on the consent calendar. 



Jorge 


Amado 


Rudolfo 


Anaya 


L£) Arthur 


Argue ta 


Ashe 


Isaac 


Asimov 


Margaret 


Atwood 


Amira 


Baraka 


Jorge Luis 


Borges 


Ray 


Bradbury 


Allan B. 


Chinen 


Agatha 


Christie 


Sandra 


Cisneros 


Arthur C. 


Clarke 


Ina 


Coolbrith 


Matthew 


Fox 


Phil 


Frank 


Carlos 


Fuentes 


William 


Gibson 


Lillian 


Hellman 


Oscar 


Hijuelos 


Eric 


Hoffer 


Ken 


Kesey 


Tony 


Kushner 


Doris 


Lessing 


* Jerry 


Manders 


"' Michael 


McClure 


Terence 


McKenna 


Ved 


Mehta 


Josephine 


Miles 


Pablo 


Neruda 


Kenneth 


Patchen 


Octavio 


Paz 


Robert 


Peterson 


Marge 


Piercy 


Katha 


Pollit 


Paul 


Preuss 


Kenneth 


Rexroth 


Howard 


Rheingold 


Jeremy 


Riikin 


May 


Sarton 


Sam 


Sheppard 


Ronald 


Takaki 


Piri 


Thomas 


Howard 


Thurman 


Luis 


Valdez 


Mario 


Vargas Llosa 


Alan 


Watts 


Michel 


Foucault 



Authors' Names Suggested by Public 



Date: August 4, 1995 

To: The Honorable Members of the Visual Arts 
Committee 



From: Jill Manton , Director, Public Art Program^ 

Re: Visual Arts Committee Reports on Agenda Items 

Commissioners : 

I am sorry that I can not personally present the following 
items. I will be out of town on vacation. 

Re: Consent Calendar Item re: Grime Busters 

I had previously asked for your authorization to run the 
repairs and cleaning for the Promenade Ribbon through the 
existing design contract with Stanley Saitowitz. In the 
event that this can not be done because of some concerns on 
the part of the City Attorney, I would like to ask for your 
authorization to initiate a Purchase Order with Grime 
Busters to thoroughly clean the South Embarcadero promenade 
Ribbon and to apply SLX100 by PROSOCO, an anti-graif f itti 
sealant . 

Agenda Items 

Report on Completion of Mark DiSuvero Sculpture 
Request for Approval of Final Sculptural Form Before 
Painting and Transport. 



The sculpture 
early Septemb 
will ask one 
sculpture for 
be disassembl 
in segments t 
the Embarcade 
its foundatio 
have a Commis 
on the record 
Park. 



is scheduled for install 
er. At the Visual Arts Co 
of my staff to present a 

your review and approval 
ed before painting. It wi 
o its permanent location 
ro . There it will be reas 
n and retouched as requir 
sion approval of the fini 

before the work is trans 



ation late August or 
mmittee meeting, I 
videotape of the 
. The sculpture will 
11 then be transported 
at South Beach park on 
sembled, attached to 
ed . I would like to 
shed sculptural form 
ported to South Beach 



New Art Enrichment 

Jose Coronado Playground and Recreation Center 

This project is legally required to provide only $4,000 for 
art enrichment. The client, the Recreation and Park 
Department, is very enthusiastic about the possibility of 
following the precedent we've established in other recent 
projects where the artist selected works with the 
neighborhood youth in the process of developing and 



executing the artwork. Besides providing art classes for the 
children, involving then in the creation of the artwork will 
hopefully be insurance against graffitti and vandalism. I am 
trying to negotiate for a larger allocation to enable us to 
fairly compensate the artist for he/his services. We have 
also discussed the possibility of having the architecture 
budget provide the materials with which the artists and the 
youth would work (i.e. ceramic tiles for walls or fencing 
material ) in which caase the art budget would be used 
entirely for the artist's labor. 

This will be a public competition. I will send prospecti to 
the local press in the Mission District and will recommend 
that community artists serve on the panel. (Nominations to 
be made at the time of the meeting. ) At this point, I am 
asking for your authorization to proceed with the 
competition with your support of the idea that the artist 
work with community youth as part of the project process. 

Civic Center Court House 

Last fall, the Art Commission voted to authorize specified 
dollar amounts from the overall art enrichment budget for 
the projects of Albert Paley, Norie Sato and Bill Maxwell, 
Ann Preston and Lewis Desoto. As you probably recall, we 
were pressured to withdraw our support of Norie and Bill's 
project because our budget had to be reduced in an amount 
commensurate with the overall reduction in the courthouse 
budget. I now need a motion from the Commission to support 
entering into agreements with Lewis DeSoto and Ann Preston, 
respectively for the work that will be produced either by 
the artists themselves or by their specified sub- 
contractors. A portion of the work for each of the artist's 
projects will actually be performed by the General 
Contractor through the agreement managed by the Department 
of Public Works. 




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August 9, 1995 

To: M iohele C-oWmissi ^f^S 
From: Cheryl 

RE: info about Peter Harris for August 16 meeting 
Visual Art Committee 



Donna Schumacher has recommended Peter Harris to advise 
us during construction of the new gallery space. Mr. Harris 
has agreed to assist us for an artist honorarium. He is a 
Licensed Contractor who has been working on projects in the 
Bay Area for over eight years. He has worked on various 
renovation projects ranging in value from $50 ,000-$300,000 . 
His help will be invaluable in supervising our Technical 
Assistants and necessary in obtaining permits and approvals, 



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PROCRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Cailiry 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Utists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, September 20, 1995 

MINUTES 



Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Dodie Rosekrans 
Emily Keeler 
Bill Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Rupert Jenkins 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Rich Newirth 



The meeting was called to order at 3:07 p.m. 
I . Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of Raymond Saunders as a juror for the 
Airport Gateroom Walls Project. 

B. Approval of final payment to Art-in-Construction 
for installation of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall at 
the new Library. 

C. Approval to deliver cone and fan wall for Alice 
Aycock conical stairs for installation by the 
contractor . 

D. Authorization to pay Robert Catalusci the sum of 
$5,000 out of the $15,000 preliminary design fee 
approved by the Art Commission for start-up design 
and research costs previous to the certification 
of his contract for the 700 Pennsylvania Street 
project . 

ACTION: The consent calendar was approved as read. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 




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II. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton and landscape architect Jeff Brown presented the 
final construction drawings for Patricia Johansen's 
"Endangered Garden" . The project will finally go out to bid 
after 8 years of work. Several changes have been made in the 
design to accommodate budget, design and maintenance needs. 



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1. The landscaping will be irrigated, rather than 
hand-watered . 

2. The plants proposed for the site will be 
propagated from local stock or selected from an 
artist-approved list so as to preserve the gene 
pool of the native plants in the area. 

3. The surface of the snake will be pigmented 
concrete rather than asphalt. 

4. The raised tail has been re-located and modified 
to accommodate a maintenance hatch not shown on 
previous DPW drawings. 

The construction will be monitored by a DPW field engineer, 
by Jeff Brown, and by the artist, who will review and 
approve the project at key points. 

ACTION: Approval of the construction documents for 
"Endangered Garden" and authorization to go out to bid on 
the project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Portsmouth Square Tot Lot 

The Portsmouth Square Tot Lot is being expanded, and the 
original artist on the project, Mary Fuller, has been 
contracted to provide additional artwork and to repair the 
existing works at the site. 

The new work will consist of two lions at the entrance to 
the play area, (this portion of the project has already been 
approved), an extension of the serpent wall originally 
created by her in 1983 and 12 new wood and concrete benches 
to be located along the wall. The concrete footings of the 
benches will be carved with the 12 Chinese signs of the 
zodiak, in both line drawing and Chinese characters. 

Eleanor Beaton requested that the Committee approve the 
final design for the bench wall as presented by Mary Fuller 
for the Portsmouth Square Tot Lot. 



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ACTION: Approval of the final design for the bench wall as 
designed by Mary Fuller for the Portsmouth Square Tot Lot. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. San Francisco International Airport 

A . Vito Acconci - Conceptual Design, International 
Terminal 
Vito Acconci has been working closely with the architects to 
develop a new proposal for artwork in the International 
Terminal. The project will be located in one of the transfer 
corridors on the second floor. All arriving passengers 
transferring to domestic flights will pass through this 
area. 

The corridor, located on the arrivals level, is next to the 
outer glass wall of the terminal, and will be visible to 
traffic leaving the airport. 

The inside wall of the glassed-in corridor will contain 
phone booths, automatic teller machines and other amenities 
as a stopping point between flights. Acconci proposes to re- 
design the architecture so that portions of the walls will 
slide up onto the ceiling to reveal alcoves in which the 
amenities and seating will be located. The edges of the 
architectural slices will be lined with light, which will 
provide the foot-candles for the corridor. 

If it is feasible financially and technically, the opening 
provided by the moved walls will allow a view into the 
innards of the building. The concept might also be extended 
to allow the 'mobile' walls to penetrate the glass exterior 
wall so that they protrude into the open air. 

Commissioner Meyer stated that the project would only be 
interesting if the interior of the building could be seen, 
but that fire safety would be a major challenge in 
implementing that portion of the concept. 

ACTION: Approval of the conceptual design for art work by 
Vito Acconci in the transfer corridor of the New 
International Terminal. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Ayes: Healy, Rosecrans, Keeler, Rascon 
Nay: Meyer The motion carried. 



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ACTION: Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into design development contract with Vito Acconci 
proposal for transfer corridor of International Airport, up 
to $50,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ACTION: Approval of payment for travel and per diem for 
Vito Acconci and assistant to San Francisco, not to exceed 
$5,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter - Final Design, International T erminal 
James Carpenter presented the final design of the four 
winged-forms which will be located in the central skylights 
of the new International Terminal. Each form is 165 ft. long 
and 25 ft. wide. During the day, the forms will modulate 
light coming into the space, creating an edge of colored 
light, a corona pattern projected onto the floor of the 
terminal. At night, the forms will reflect the interior 
light back into the space, so that they will be wedges of 
light against the dark sky beyond. 

ACTION: Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with James Carpenter Design for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.1 for sculptural light 
reflectors for an amount not to exceed $40,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

C . Ann Preston - Design Development, Concourse A 

Ann Preston presented materials and color samples for the 
proposed blue light dome for the sterile corridor at 
Concourse A. The diameter of the dome is 15 ft. It will be 
formed of thousands of translucent tetrahedrons stacked in a 
repeated pattern, and lit from behind through a blue filter. 

In addition, Preston proposes to design a surface for four 
alcoves in the corridor, using a pattern of organic forms. 
If it is financially feasible, she plans to design rosettes 
in the floor below the dome and between the moving walkways 
which would echo the design of the dome and walls. 



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ACTION: Approval of conceptual design by Ann Preston for 
the sterile corridor of Concourse A at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rosekrans 
SECOND: Commissioner Keeler 
VOTE: Unanimous 

D- Keith Sonnier - Final Design, Concourse G 
Keith Sonnier presented the final design and materials for 
the lighting piece to be located in the sterile corridor of 
Concourse G. The design is the same as presented and 
approved previously. The central fixture has been designed 
so that yellow light will project onto the ceiling and white 
light will project down to the moving walkways. Red or blue 
neon will be housed inside each of the 36 beams which span 
the corridor at 52' intervals. The effect will be of a 
glowing yellow ceiling and bars of color reflecting off of 
the walls and floors as one moves through the space. The 
neon will be backed by a ribbed architectural material with 
a metallic surface to provide a structural rationale for the 
light. 

The Committee viewed the materials proposed by the 
architects for the walls and ceiling of the sterile corridor 
and commented that they appear to be different from those 
originally discussed by the architects, and possibly less 
effective in supporting the artist's intentions for the 
space . 

ACTION: Approval of the final design of artwork by Keith 
Sonnier for the sterile corridor of Concourse G, San 
Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

ACTION: Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for implementation 
of the artist's design for Concourse G, in an amount not to 
exceed $50,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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ACTION: Recommendation to the architects that they ^ 

reconsider the floor and wall materials in the sterile 
corridor of Concourse G in light of the artist's needs in 
order to maximize the effectiveness of the light within the 
space . 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Art Commission Gallery 

Director Rupert Jenkins presented a report on the status of 
various gallery projects. The last permits have been 
received, so that work can finally begin on the renovation 
of the new space at 401 Van Ness. The gallery is now 
projected to open in early December, with an opening show by 
Techne, a group of artists using technology. Exhibitions by 
artists previously approved the Art Commission will be 
calendered for the upcoming year. 

"Camp", a City Site installation by artists Janet Silk and 
Ian pollock, will open October 7. Concurrent with that 
project will be a slide installation in the window at 155 
Grove Street, presented in conjunction with Open Studios, 
and a presentation of the Coalition for Freedom of 
Expression 1990 Time Capsule contents. 



The Fence Project has been reactivated. The selection of an 
artist is expected to take place in the Spring of 1996. 

Jenkins informed the Committee that he will place a motion 
on the Art Commission agenda to approve a payment of 
$3,265.23 to the architects for costs associated with the 
design of the new gallery space. The Committee will 
recommend approval of the motion at the Commission meeting. 

A permanent banner to announce the gallery will be installed 
on the lamp post at the corner of Van Ness and McAllister 
Streets, by the War Memorial Building. Jenkins presented 
three banner designs for consideration. The Committee 
favored concept #1 and asked that the designers submit 
several options for color and type face and orientation of 
the design for further review. 



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ACTION: Approval of concept #1 for a banner design for the 
Art Commission gallery and request for the designers to 
provide options for color, typeface and orientation for 
further review. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. Hospital Parking Garage 

The final images and text to be incorporated into the 
signage in the new Hospital Parking Garage were presented 
for Committee review and approval. 

ACTION: Approval of images and text by Ann Chamberlain to 
be incorporated into the Hospital Garage Signage System. 

MOTION: Commissioner Keeler 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil reported that the funding for art enrichment 
at the Jose Coronado Playground would not be $20,000 as 
expected, but rather a total of $4,000. Although attempts 
will be made to raise additional funds, and the Recreation 
Department has agreed to pay for materials for art workshops 
with area youth, $4,000 is not enough to cover a 
competition, administration, and artist's fees and expenses. 
Therefore, she requested that the original guidelines for a 
public art project at the Jose Coronado Playground be 
modified, to directly commission Ray Patlan and Eduardo 
Pineda to develop and execute art for the site. 

The artists had already been working voluntarily with the 
architects and the community in developing an art concept, 
therefore they would be a logical choice. The artists are 
considering the feasibility of working with such a small 
budget, and staff is working with the Recreation Department 
and the artists to locate additional funds. It is hoped that 
materials will be donated and that a total of $10,000 can be 
set aside for fees and expenses. 

ACTION: Approval to commission Eduardo Pineda and Ray 
Patlan to design and implement art work for the Jose 

Coronado Playground, for a total of fees and expenses up to 
$10,000. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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VIII. Muni Key Stops 

The Selection Panel for the Muni Key Stops project 
recommends four candidates and two alternates to produce 
designs for the Muni stops. There are currently 15 disabled 
accessible stops scheduled for construction on the J,K,L,M, 
and N lines. Eleanor Beaton presented slides of the artists, 
who are Tirso Gonzalez, Barry McGee , Larry Sultan and Josef a 
Vaughan. The alternates are Jonathan Parker, and the team of 
Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher. 

ACTION: Approval of the Selection Panel recommendation of 
Tirso Gonzalez, Barry McGee, Larry Sultan and Josef a Vaughan 
and alternates Jonathan Parker, and the team of Jon Rubin 
and Harrell Fletcher to design art for the Muni Key Stops, 
and authorization to pay each artist an honorarium of $2,500 
for their design. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Embarcadero Ribbon and Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Projects 

Jill Manton reported that the glass block is being installed 
in the north section of the Embarcadero. The work is going 
very well . The installation technique is the one recommended 
by Dow Coming's representative. 

Skateboarding is still a problem on both the North and South 
Embarcadero. The effects of the skateboards are now showing 
up on the North as well as the South. Manton is working with 
the artists to look at options to deter skateboards and will 
return with her findings after prototypes have been tested. 

Manton requested an increase in the contract for Michael 
Manwaring to reimburse him for additional design, 
construction and administration work on the South 
Embarcadero, as well as on the North and King Street 
segments . 

ACTION: Authorization to modify the contract with Michael 
Manwaring to award a construction administration fee of 
$30,000, covering retroactive payment for the South 
Embarcadero and payment of the North Embarcadero and King 
Street segments, to be paid out of the ISTEA grant. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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X. Fire Station #34 

The renovation of Fire Station #34, at the intersection of 
Geary Boulevard, Point Lobos and 41st Avenue, will generate 
$15,000 in art enrichment funds. $12,000 will be available 
for art work. Susan Pontious requested approval of 
guidelines for the new public art project, designating a 
wall to be built around an exterior generator as the 
location of art work. 

ACTION: Motion to approve guidelines for public art 
project at Fire Station #34, and authorization to begin the 
artist selection process. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XI . Main Library 

Susan Pontious requested approval of the use of sandblasting 
to etch the City's logo into the black granite wall on the 
Hyde Street facade of the new Main Library. 

Commissioners requested the opportunity to visit the library 
during construction, and asked for slides of the 
installations in progress. 

There will also be a tour of the new Main Library prior to 
the October Visual Arts Committee meeting, on October 18 at 
2:00. 

ACTION: Approval of the use of sandblasting to etch the 
City's logo into the black granite wall on the Hyde Street 
facade of the new Main Library. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XII. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton advised Commissioners that Ray Beldner is in 
the final stages of producing a 1/2-scale prototype for the 
Ocean Beach sculptures, which will be available for viewing 
at the artist's studio. Beaton will schedule a date and will 
notify commissioners in advance, so that they may see the 
prototype. This will be the final approval prior to 
fabrication of the full-scale sculptures. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 p.m. 

Submitted by T/5hia-Macrteil , Curator , Public Art Program 



TMhia-Macneil , Curate 



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REVISED AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, September 20, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suit.e 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
i tern. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 1. Consent Calendar 

a. Approval of Raymond Saunders as a juror for the Airport 
Gateroom Walls Project. 

b. Approval of final payment to Ar t- in-Construc t ion for 
installation of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall at the new 
Library . 

c. Approval to deliver cone and fan wall for Alice Aycock 
conical stairs for installation by the contractor. 

d. Authorization to pay Robert Catalusci the sum of $5,000 
out of the $15,000 preliminary design fee approved by 
the Art Commission for start-up design and research 
costs previous to the certification of his contract for 
the 700 Pennsylvania Street project. 

3:05 II. New Art Enrichment 

Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Authorization to work with the artist team of Ray 

Patlan and Eduardo Pineda to develop and execute 

the art enrichment concept for the Jose Coronado 

Playground for a total fee of $4,000. 

3:20 III Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

Final review of Sunnydale Pump Station Art 
Enrichment "Endangered Garden." 

3:30 IV. Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 



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3:40 V. Airport 

*■ ■ a - Approval of conceptual design by Vito Acconci. 

b. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into design development contract with Vito 
Acconci for proposal for transfer corridor of 
international Airport, up to $35 000. 

c. Approval of payment for travel and per diem for 
Vito Acconci and assistant to San Francisco. 

2. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with James Carpenter Design for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.1 for sculptural light 
reflectors up to $40,000. 

3. a. Review of final design by Keith Sonnier for 

Concourse G, sterile corridor. 

b. Review of proposal development by Ann Preston for 
Concourse A. 

c. Appointment of Art Commission liaison for Gateroom 
Wall Selection Panel. 

4. Tonia Macne i 1 /Ke i th Sonnier 

a. Presentation of final proposal and design 
development documents. 

b. Request for approval of the proposed art work and 
authorization to enter into contract with the 
artist for implementation of the project, up to 
$40,000. . 

5:00 VI. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil/Ann Chamberlain 

Presentation and request for approval of text and . 
final images for the signage at the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 

5:10 VII Update on Promenade Ribbon Project 
Jill Manton 
a. construction 
b . tepa i rs 
c. skateboarding 

5:30 VIII Historic Interpretive Signage Project 
Jill Manton 

Authorization to modify contract with Michael 
Manwnring to award a construct ion administration 
fee of $30,000 ( includes ret roactive payment for 
South Emba rcade ro , payment for North Fmbarcadero 
and King Street segments). 

5:45 TX. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pont, i ous 

Approval of proposed art program for Fire Station 

#34 



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5:55 X. New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

a. Review of sandblast sample from StoneAge for 
external granite panel 

b. Project update 

6:10 XI. Sheriff's Facility 
Susan Pontious 
Project update 

6:20 XII. Portsmouth Square Tot Lot 

Eleanor Beaton/Mary Fuller 

Approval of final design for bench wall 

6:40 XIII. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton 
Project update 

6:50 XIV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Motion to approve the design of lightpost 
banner to be placed outside the War Memorial 
Building gallery space on Van Ness. 

7:05 XV. Discussion of New Project possibility 

Muni Metro Underground Stations 
Jill Manton 

7:15 XVI. Staff Reports 

a . Col lee t i oris 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

f. Library 



7:30 XVII .Adjournment 




TROGRAMS 

Civic Arm 

Civic Desicn Review 

Community Aim 

& Education 

Cuiturai Equity Grants 

Gauery 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

I'ubuc Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, September 20, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Approval of Raymond Saunders as a juror for the Airport 
Gateroom Walls Project. 

b. Approval of final payment to Art-in-Construction for 
installation of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall at the new 
Library . 



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Approval to deliver cone and fan wall for Alice Aycock 
conical stairs for installation by the contractor. 

Authorization to pay Robert Catalusci the sum of $5,000 
out of the $15,000 preliminary design fee approved by 
the Art Commission for start-up design and research 
costs previous to the certification of his contract for 
the 700 Pennsylvania Street project. 




3:05 II. New Art Enrichment 

Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Authorization to work with the artist team of Ray 

Patlan and Eduardo Pineda to develop and execute 

the art enrichment concept for the Jose Coronado 

Playground for a total fee of $4,000. 

3:20 III. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Final review of Sunnydale Pump Station Art 

Enrichment "Endangered Garden." 

3:30 IV. Muni Key Stops 
Eleanor Beaton 

Motion to approve the following pool of potential 
panelists for the Muni Key Stops artist selection: 
Agelio Batle, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, David Izu, 
Yolanda Lopez, Rigo, Laurie Lazer. 



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3:40 V. Airport 

*• « a. Approval of conceptual design by Vito Acconci. 

b. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into design development contract with Vito 
Acconci for proposal for transfer corridor of 
International Airport, up to $35 000. 

c. Approval of payment for travel and per diem for 
Vito Acconci and assistant to San Francisco. 

2. Authorization for Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with James Carpenter Design for 
Construction Documents Phase 2.1 for sculptural light 
reflectors up to $40,000. 

3. a. Review of final design by Keith Sonnier for 

Concourse G, sterile corridor. 

b. Review of proposal development by Ann Preston for 
Concourse A. 

c. Appointment of Art Commission liaison for Gateroom 
Wall Selection Panel. 

4. Tonia Macneil/Keith Sonnier 

a. Presentation of final proposal and design 
development documents. 

b. Request for approval of the proposed art work and 
authorization to enter into contract with the 
artist for implementation of the project, up to 
$40,000. 

5:00 VI. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil/Ann Chamberlain 

Presentation and request for approval of text and 
final images for the signage at the Hospital 
Parking Garage. 

5:10 VII- Update on Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

a. construction 

b. repairs 

c. skateboarding 

5:30 VIII. Historic Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to modify contract with Michael 
Manwaring to award a construction administration 
fee of $30,000 (includes retroactive payment for 
South Embarcadero, payment for North Embarcadero 
and King Street segments). 

5:45 IX. Fire Station #34 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of proposed art program for Fire Station 
#34 



5:55 X, New Main Library 
Susan Pontious 

a. Review of sandblast sample from StoneAge for 
external granite panel 

b. Project update 

6:10 XI. Sheriff's Facility 
Susan Pontious 
Project update 

6:20 XII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Motion to approve the design of lightpost 
banner to be placed outside the War Memorial 
Building gallery space on Van Ness. 

6:35 XIII . Discussion of New Project possibility 

Muni Metro Underground Stations 
Jill Manton 

6:45 XIV. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

7:00 XV. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to tlie needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
he held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curfoslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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IK September 1995 



TO 
FR 
RE 



The Honorable Members of I he Visual Arts Committee 

Eleanor Beaton 

Selection for Muni Key Stops Project 



ACTION: Motion to approve Barry Mrllee, Tirso Gonzalez, 
Larry Sultan, and Josefa Yaughan as artists for the Muni Key 
Stops Project, and to pay each artist $2500 for the creation 
of two designs and one final camera-ready artwork. 

Mot ion to approve Jon Rub in/Harrell Fletcher, and Jonathan 
Parker as alternates for the Muni Key Stops project . 

Project Summary: 

Four artists will be commissioned to create camera-ready 
artwork which will be reproduced into porcelain enamel 
panels on new Muni key stop boarding platforms. 



The Selection Panel met on Thursday, September 14. The 
guest panelist, for the project was Yolanda Lopez, an 
installation artist and educator, who participated, this 
summer, in Southern Exposure's youth education program. The 
panel also included John Katz , Muni Capital Planning Project 
Manager, representing the cl Lent, and myself, the project 
cil ra tor . 

We reviewed slides of artwork by more than 40 artists in 
order to make a final selection of four artists (with two 
additional selected as alternates, should there be any 
problems meeting the project timeframe). 

The art-ists selected for this project, are: 

* Barry McGee 

Barry is perhaps most widely recognized for his painting of 
flying shirts on the Verba Buena construction fence, an 
image which was later used by Center for the Arts for a 
signature t-shirt. He was also commissioned to do a 
temporary wall installai ion/painting at New Langton Arts, 
and was featured in a one person show at YBG Center for the 
Arts last, fal I . 



* Ti rso Gonzalez 

Tirso has worked with Mission Grafica, La Raza Graphics, and 
El Tecolete Newspaper. Most recent ly he designed the poster 
for "the Million Dollar Transfer" presented by the 
Commission's Market Street Program, as well as the poster 
for the 1995 San Francisco Music Hay event. 



* Larry Sultan 

Larry previously completed a poster project ("Crisis in 
Education") on Market Street in collaboration with Mike 
Mandel and Jon Rubin. He has become nationally recognized 
for the project "Have You Seen me?" a series childrens' 
narratives disseminated on grocery bags in San Rafael. 
Larry has also completed a ceramic tile mosaic for the 
deFremery Pool in Oakland. 

* Jose fa Vaughan 

Josefa's artworks are developed through an interactive 
process of inviting people to draw pictograms, which she 
later reworks into vivid icons and forms. A recent 
exhibition at Intersection, "(qu)alms" grew out of 
encounters with beggars. She has also worked with children 
in the Houston Public School system. 



Alternates selected are: 

*The team of Jon Rubi n/Harrel 1 Fletcher, whose work has 
included Gallery Here in Oakland, a gallery which develops 
projects about neighborhood individuals and concerns, and 
the Bus Bench Project at the Rockridge Bart Station. 
♦Jonathan Parker, a painter who was featured in the Oakland 
Museum's "25 years of Collecting in California." 



GALLERY DIRECTOR'S REPORT SEPTEMBER 20, 1995 

401 VAN NESS GALLERY 

Final approval for demolition and renovation of the 401 Van Ness 
Building waa finally received yesterday, September 19, from the City 
Planning Department. Some demolition- has now begun, and a full crew will 
begin work next Tuesday, September 26. 

Approvals for our architectural plans had to be given by three 
departments: Planning, DPW (for electrical deinstallation prior to 
rebuilding), and the War Memorial Building's Board of Directors. Because 
of the unforseen delays in securing permissions, opening dates for the 
exhibition schedule have been pushed back to the final week of 
November /early December, 1995 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE 

The upcoming schedule will be confirmed as soon as construction 
deadlines allow me to accurately evaluate th situation. As stated above, I 
am hoping for a late November or early December opening. The anticipated 
opening show is by Teohne, a group of artists using technology. 

Since joining the Commission I have been calling or meeting with 
approved artists to discuss their proposals. In most oases their work is 
more than eighteen months old; often it has been shown at other venues. 
For these reasons I am soliciting newer works from all approved artists. 

Following Teohne the schedule is relatively open. It is my intent to 
schedule those artists already approved by the Visual Arts Committee as 
soon as possible. I will also be proposing other works for approval at the 
next meeting. 

A call for proposals will be included on the October City Site/ 155 
Grove window installation announcement, to be mailed next week. Other 
works will be solicited by me from recommendations and/or informal 
oontaots. I have also been developing a list of ideas for exhibitions and 
related programs, which will be distributed for the Committee's response. 

CURRENT PROGRAMMING 

"Camp," a City Site installation by artists Janet Silk and Ian 
Pollock, will open October 7. Concurrent with that project will be a slide 
installation in the window at 155 Grove Street, presented in conjunction 
with Open Studios, and a presentation of the Coalition for Freedom of 
Expression 1990 Time Capsule contents. The capsule was buried in the City 
Site following early attacks in Congress on the NEA. 

THE FENCE 

The Fence project has been re-activated. I have contacted all the 
approved panelists, and Director Newirth will be completing the MoU to be 
signed with NORCAL. All the participants are still eager to continue with 
this project, and I will be assembling a time schedule as soon as the MoU 
is signed. I anticipate that judging and final selection processes will 
not take place until Spring 1996, however. 

Rupert Jenkins, September 20, 1995. 



"ridoy, Sf -Member 21, 1984 



San irraiuisco (£hroniclr 



S.F. Finally Gives Kids 
j In Chinatown a Break 



li\ Allan Temko 

Architecture Critic 

The kids of Chinatown, shortchanged for 
so long in city planning decisions, finally have 
gotten something from the city — a charming 
sculptural "tot lot" in Portsmouth Square. 

It is a unique climbing and sliding concrete fun 
structure by sculptor Mary Fuller McChesnev . Dedi- 
cated yesterday by Mayor Dianne Feinstein, the tot 
park has already belonged for a couple of weeks to 
hundreds of children who swarm over the little fan- 
tasy world of Chinese zodiac creatures. 

Beautifully turned out toddlers from three 
neighborhood daycare centers stole the show from 
the politicians at the opening ceremony with their 
singing and dancing, including a song that sounded 
like "My Darling Clementine" in Chinese. 

Then they hopped all oyer the sculptor's zodiac- 
symbols. The rather fierce monkey and friendly tiger 
crouch beside the sandpit, the noble ram and silly 
rabbit are perched above the curving slide, the ser- 
' pent coils around a jump-off platform, and the long 



dragon extends across the back of the whole composi- 
tion and down the side of a stairway, where its scaly 
form doesn't much scare climbing children. 

The animals are half-abstract, but recognizable. 
Their names are spelled out in Chinese and English to 
avoid any doubt about identity. 

That's one bf the cheerful lessons of this educa- 
tional work of art, which is not only a happy blend of 
Asian and Western culture, but also a rare joint 
achievement by the Recreation and Park Depart- 
ment, the Art Commission and the city architect's 
office. 

They have been working since 1978 to put togeth- 
er this corner of Portsmouth Square on Kearny be- 
tween Washington and Clay at a cost of $112,000, 
including a $10,000 gift from the Tamarack Founda- 
tion. 

The next step should be to remove the unsightly 
Kearny Street overpass, between the square's north- 
ern side and the Chinese Cultural Center, that is 
concealed as an architectural afterthought in the 
ponderous base of the Chinatown Holiday Inn. 




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Youngsters performed in the new 'tot lot' at Portsmouth Square during dedication ceremonies 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, October 18, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Street artists Licenses AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
Suite70 MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve Art Explosion mural designed by 
Peter Collins and sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 

b. Motion to approve John Muir School mural designed 
by Cara Weld and sponsored by the Mural Resource 
Center . 



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Motion to approve artwork by Johanna Poethig for 
poster series on Gannett kiosks. 

Motion to approve mural for Potrero Hill Terrace 
Housing by artists Shannon Morris and sponsored by 
the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 

Motion to approve up to $5,000 to Ray Beldner for 
photographic production for the Ocean Beach Art 
Project . 

Approval of final payment to Art in Construction 
for completion of Hamilton/Chamberlain wall. 



Approval of final payment to James Carpenter 
Design Association for the completion of design 
development, for International Terminal. 

Motion to approve text of photo component of Ray 
Beldner 's artwork for Ocean Beach terminal . 



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3:05 IT. The di Suvero Sculpture 
Jill Man ton 
a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to make final payment to Mark di Suvero 
for installation of his sculpture in South Beach 
Park and completion of all his contractual 
obligations to the Art Commission, 



b. 



Report on dedicat ion 



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3:25 III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a, Presentation of designs for gallery street banner 
to be placed at 401 Van Ness Ave. 

b. Review and request for approval of artist 
proposals for upcoming exhibitions. 



3:45 IV. Main Library 
Debra Lehane 

Bill Hayes/Library Foundation 

Final design approval of mural design by Evans & 
Brown for the Gay/Lesbian Reading Room in the new 
Main Library. 

4:00 V. Barbary Coast Trail 

Debra Lehane 
Daniel Bacon 
Presentation of concept for discussion. 

4:10 VI. Conservatory of Flowers 
Jill Manton 

Approval of the Art Commission's cosponsorship of 
a temporary installation of the glass 'art of Dale 
Chihuly in the lily pond at the Conservatory of 
Flowers in Golden Gate Park. 

4:20 VII. Promenade Ribbon 
Jill Manton 

Report on results of Promenade Ribbon anti- 
skateboarding measures. 

4:30 VIII. 911 Center 

Ton i a Macne i 1 

Report on current status of project. 

Discussion and possible action to increase public 

art allocation due to increase in cost of building 

const ruction. 

4:40 IX. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into an agreement with Su-Chen-Hung for 
up to $30,000 for design development of glass 
"welcome" panels for immigration area of new 
International Terminal. 

b. Conceptual approval of artwork by Ik-Joong Rang 
for International Terminal. Authorization to 
increase conceptual design contract by up to 
$10,000 for the production of samples and 
prototypes . 

c. Concourse Walls: discussion of selection panel. 



5:10 X. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of final 

text and images. 

5:20 XI. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

Report on status of art enrichment for Sunnydale 
Pump Station. 

5:30 XII. New Art Enrichment: Halladie Plaza 

Presentation of proposed public art program. 



5:40 XIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 



6:00 XIV. Adjournment 



A CCESSIlllUTY INFORM A TION 

'Pursuant to City iwlicy and the requirements <>/ the 197.1 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Arl. all City avenues will make reasonable accomtiHxIalions to the needs of persons 
with disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will 
he held al 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on ihc comer of Oak and Van Ness. 
All meetings arc held In Suite 70, basement level, and can lx- accessed hy the two main 
(■levators in the lohhy ol the building, 

Accessible tenting lor persons with dlsahlluies, Including those In wheelchairs, will lie 

available. 

Accessible curiislrle parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location an;: 

J, K, I., M, and N Trains- slopping al Van Ness and Market, 

one hall block (mm the building. 

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For more Infomiaiion on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
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(4 1 5)252-2596 al least 72 hours prior to meeting Fate requests will be honored if possible. 



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Looking u-ound today'! Oceeui Beach, It's difficult to visualize Pfaytand and 
the surrounding areas as they once were. But there are plenty of reminder! all 

Juit touth of here at Golden Gate Park's weit entry lUndt the Dutch windmill. 
which was built In 1902 and renovated In 1982. It pumped water from underground 
to fill man-made lakes and aid In the park's construction. 

To the north, the Cliff House exhibit! historical photos and memorabilia. Built In 
I909.lt It a descendant of the original, which burned down In 1 894. as did lu replace- 
ment In 1907. Downstairs you'll find the Muiee Mechanlque, home to arcade games 
relocated from Playland and Sutro Baths, and a replica of the Fun House's Infamous 
Laughing Sal (drop In some coins to hear her haundng howl). On the terrace, visi- 
tors can peer Into the Camera Obicura. built In 1940. It Is the largest optical device 
In the west, offering a revolving panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. 

Sutro Baths, beyond the Cliff House, lost lu popularity over time despite attempt! 
to revitalize with new attractions. In 1966. owner George Whitney gave up and sold 
the property, which caught fire and burned during Its demolition. Today, only the 
rulm remain as an exploration site for curious beachgoert. 

The It's It. Playland'i famous tee cream and cookie »andwtch- which th*VYWmey 
brothers Invented - can mil be purchased at most grocery store*. 

And the Ocean Beach Terminal, where you now stand, once bridged the gap 
between Playtand and a city that was mites 0* nnd tfunei away. 



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In til* mid- ISOOt, the Gold Rush brought San Francltco new reildenti, booming Dullness, and the need 
for a place to eefebrat«. Ocean Beich. with hi unparalleled vlewi. freih air, and van stretch of imoolh tandy 
ihorellne. offered the perfect reiort atmosphere and qulckh< developed at the clt/i hot idol 

The Cliff Houie opened in 1663 - rivaling the flve-yeaAold Seal Rock Houte retort and attracting the 
nation'i preildenii and the city 'i eJKe wnh««r»v»pntmeat*,TrKre<flbl« vt»wt,and performen who wowed 
onlooken with acta rath it *n attempted tightrope wafft from Sea) Rock to tone*. 

The Ocewv Bea<h PivOton, a concern and dance lull adta*c*nt to the Seal Rock Houtt, attracted mujlt lover* 
whan It opened fn tflfc* (it aJto tweit w the; tuning quartertfor bcnwr*. tncMtog «hamp$wi J»rtJohra©n). 
The dance nttl w*<" wrtowrf n*m*d The Bajdid.The Sahan, and HiwtfBwid befofts bMomlng In 1927 die 
longtime home of the popular reitayrtnt and ntgtoehjbTopiy^ fcoott. At tW» poultry ptbce.dfnen Indulged 
In fifty-cent chicken dinners-. fl«W their up»taln dining "cpopi" bf 
shooting down a tilde to the dance floor.and *pent the evening, boogy* 
Ing to the toundi of Red Lockwood and hll Musical Rooiten. During 
the 1960s It catered to another generation at rock V roll club The 
Family Dog before ultimately becoming a ilot-car raceway. 

Sutro Bat hi, which opened to the public In 1896. brought more vlil- 
tort to the west end of San Francltco to twlm In the freth- and tatt- 
water pooli and watch iwlmmlngcompeiJtJoni.The bathi alto offered 
unutual entertainment: the "Anthroplc Amphibian" who ate, drank, 
tlept.and even t moke d while tubmerged; FVofessor M.H. Gay and Jack, 
hit high diving pooch; "Zeda. the bonelett boy wonder"; and exhibit! 
of knlghti' armor, totem polei, Egyptian mummlet. and hundred! of 
other eclectic artifact!. 

Amuiemem park Playland-at-the-Beach wai a latecomer at a seaside 
attraction, but Its origlni derive from a nineteenth -century squatters' 
settlement acrosi from Ocean Beach called "Mooneytville-by-the-Sea." 
In the late ISOOt. Mooneysvllle reildenti built a row of carnival ttandi 
that became equally If not more popular with vlittort than the Imprei- 
tlve neighboring etUbllthmenti. By the early 1 900t. the iquaaert' car- 
nival grew Into a burgeoning amusement center and remained a San 
Francisco Inttltutlon until 1972. 




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bl 1864, on this very spot, there was a smail beach- 
side amusement center consisting ol carnfvaf stands 
offering refreshments, games, and ride*. Thirty years 
later, amusement pioneers Arthur Looff and John 
Frledle transformed this campy carnivai-by the-sea 
Into the beloved amusement park eventually known as 
Play Ian d-at-ihe- Beach. 

Since 1914 John Frledle had been Involved with the 
beach's carnival sands and Arthur Looff had managed 
and operated "Looff s Hippodrome." a merry-go-round 
built by his father. Charles I. D. Looff. designer of 
amusement rides at New York's Coney Island. But 
when Frledle bought the Hippodrome and teamed up 
with Arthur Looff, magic happened. Frledle spent a fortun 




Kids tBpfint The &g Dipper refer 



' attractions and Looff. a mechanical 
genius, designed and built each one. By 1921 the creative partners established the "grandest amusement 
park on the Pacific coast." with such attractions as The Bob Sled Dipper, the "highest, fastest, and most sen- 
satlonaT roller coaster on earth; The Chutes, a boat ride with an Incredible view and a splash of a finish; 
and The Big Dipper, which opened In 1922 and was considered Looff *s ultimate creation. 



In 1926, concessionaire George K. Whitney became Ocean Beach's amusement park manager. Prior to his 
arrival, the parks name had changed over the years, ranging from "LoofTs Hippodrome'* to "Chutes-atth*- 
Beach." in 1928. Whitney's public relations man coined the name that would Identify the park for the rest 
of Its days: Playland-at-the-Beach. 

During The Great Depression, Whitney and his brother 
Leo protected Playland from the failing economy by 
buying out each of the concessions. By 1942. the 
Whltneys owned everything from Sutro Baths to 
Fufton Street, 

The Whitney brothers rebuilt all of Playland In the late 
1940s and early 1950s, but by the 1960s Its popularity 
had deteriorated. After George Whitney died In 1971, 
Playland was snatched up by real-estate developer 
Jeremy Ets-Hokln, who planned to build "a small, beau- 
tiful, urban community at the edge of a great clcy." 

i WBem Sm< PloyieotTi legcndaiy )ock-ofai urxkt, on Lxrf*i Merry- 
Co-Round 

"I never believed that they would tear down Playland. 
I truly, to the last day, never believed It would happen.**" 

Marvin GOLD 



r from <*• fly-O-Pfene. 



From 1914 to 1971, this area was occupied by the popular amusement center known as Playland- 
at lha-Beach. Imagine how It must have looked and felt when as many as 6S.0OO people frolicked here 
on weekends while taking In sea air mingled with the aroma of popcorn and cotton candy. 

Playtand was four square blocks of classic amusement park entertainment and Included the Big Dipper 
roller coaster. Dodge 'Em bumper cars, a Ferrts wheel a merry go-round, and the Fun House. 



This very sue was the home of La<f In the Dark, a ba^ralslng hau 
complete darkness through splderwebs and past opening coffins a 
1960s, the attraction was replaced by Fun Tier Town, where visi- 
tors were greeted by a brightly colored roof-riding cowboy 
before embarking on a bumpy "Mad Mine" tide. 



: that guided passenger 
a small gauge railroad t 



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The Fun House, one of Ptaylantfi hut attractions before Its demo- 
lition In 1972, coaxed visitors through the 
entrance with a rolling "fun barrel.'' 
staggering staircase, and surprising 
blasts of air rrom the floorboards. 
Once Inside, 



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"fun wheel." 



dizzying mirror maze, 
wooden rocking 
horses, and wobbly 
moving bridges. 



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All Playland visitors were greeted by Ijmous Fun 
House hostess Laughing Sal. A mechanical woman cre- 
ated by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Sal cack- 
led Incessantly at guests from a Fun House window. 
Known for frightening children with her loud laugh. 
missing front tooth, end enormous bobbing figure. Sal (eft an Indelible Impression on all who encoun- 
tered her. 

"I viewed Playland almost as a world unto itself... 

It was a huge theatre $&t where you become a character 

within its setting." 

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STAFF REPORT 

DATE: October 5, 1995 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Torn a Macneil 

RE: 911 Center Public Art Project 



The 911 Center Project has been delayed for nearly a year due to 
concerns of the neighborhood as to the impact of the building on 
the Hayward Playground and its facilities. For a number of 
reasons, the building construction cost will increase from $7 
million to $22 million dollars. The current art enrichment budget 
is $140,000, or 2% of the original building cost. 

When staff first discussed this project with the CAO's 
representative, it was requested that we develop art projects 
which would serve both the surrounding community and the 
employees of the 911 Center. At this time, the Art Commission has 
two artists under contract to fulfill that purpose: Cheryl Riley, 
who will create art work for the exterior of the building, and 
Clifford Rainey, who has designed art for the interior employee 
area. 

Cheryl's contract specifies that she will work with the community 
in developing her designs; it was our intention that she would 
lead one or two workshops to involve children and youth in the 
process, although the details of this involvement have not yet 
been worked out. Cheryl has made a very preliminary proposal for 
a project which would impact 1/2 of the length of the 400' long 
wall at the site. 

In the meantime, the community has requested that the CAO and 
other agencies provide opportunities for residents in the form of 
training, jobs, rehabilitation of the park and facilities, 
protection from graffiti and more, as mitigation for the impact 
of the new Center. 

The Art Commission staff responded to this concern with a 
proposal to establish a project which would truly involve the 
community from start to finish in the design, fabrication and 
installation of the project. (See attached). We have reviewed 
the outlines of this project with CAE and Art Education staff, 
and with members of some of the neighborhood agencies, and have 
been assured that it would be both workable and a substantial 
asset. 

In response to the community's concerns, therefore, we are 
requesting that the Art Commission allocation be increased to 
develop art enrichment to its full potential. This would allow 
implementation of a full community program as well as expansion 
of the art work to cover the entire 400' wall. 



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Although the full 2% allocation for the building construction 
cost alone would be $440,000, we are also cognizant of the impact 
such a request would have on the project budget. Therefore we 
propose that the Commission approve an allocation of ^% of the 
construction cost, or $220,000. 

ACTION RECOMMENDED: 

Authorization to increase allocation for Art Enrichment at the 

911 Center to $220,000. 

Authorization to increase contract with Cheryl Riley for the 911 
Center by $10,000, to cover the first phase of the new community 
participation program. 



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AGENDA 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, November 15, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve Cheryl Riley for service as a 
selection panelist for Fire Station #34 and approval to 
pay her an honorarium of $100 per day or $50 per 1/2 
day. 

b. Motion to approve mural for Potrero Hill Terrace 
Housing by artist Shannon Morris and sponsored by the 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 

c. Approval of honorarium of $5,000 to R. M. Fischer for 
proposal start-up costs for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 

d. Approval of increase of $600 in contract #2820015A with 
Scott Donahue for art work at the Taraval Police 
Station to reimburse for unplanned architectural design 
changes and extension of liability insurance. 

e. Approval of increase of $5,700 in contract #2810015 
with Cheryl Riley for artwork at the Bayview Police 
Station to cover cost increases due to project delay 
and requested design changes. 

3:05 II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Update 

b. Exhibition Proposals 

c. Nominees for Advisory Board and City Site panel 



3:35 III Hallidie Plaza New Art Enrichment 

Eleanor Beaton 

Presentation of proposed public art program. 

3:45 IV. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton 

Motion to authorize the modification of existing 
agreement with Fiberstars for an amount not to 
exceed $15,000 for repair of the glass block 
installation in the South Embarcadero Promenade 
Ribbon. 
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3:55 V. Water Department Projects 

Tonia Macneil, Ed Stewart 

a. Request to allocate $5,500 of current Art 
Enrichment funds from Milbrae Project to purchase 
artist's proofs of photographs of the San 
Francisco Watershed. 

b. Report on current status of projects by artist 
Jody Pinto. Possible request for Commission action 
on artist's fee request and definition of 

scope of work. 

4:15 VI. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

Status Report 

4:25 VII. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Report on project status and request for revision 

of previous Art Commission Resolution. 

4:35 VIII. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Report on artist's proposal and request to approve 
increase in art enrichment allocation to cover 
project expenses. 

4:45 IX. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Moscone Convention Center 

f. Sheriff's Facility 

g. Hospital Parking Garage 
h. Ocean Beach 

i. Key Stops 

j . Library 

k. Bayview Police Station 

5:15 XI. Adjournment 



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MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, November 15, 1995 

3:00 P.M. 
2 5 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 7 

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 

ROLL CALL: 

Commissioners present: Anne Healy, Bill Meyer, Emily 

Keeler 

Staff present: Jill Manton, Susan Pontious, Tonia Macneil, 
Eleanor Beaton, Rupert Jenkins, Rich Newirth, Nancy Gonchar 

I. Consent Calendar 

Motion to approve the following consent calendar items: 

a. Motion to approve Cheryl Riley for service as a 
selection panelist for Fire Station #34 and approval to 
pay her an honorarium of $100 per day or $50 per 1/2 
day. 

b. Motion to approve mural for Potrero Hill Terrace 
Housing by artist Shannon Morris and sponsored by the 
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. 

c. Approval of honorarium of $5,000 to R. M. Fischer for 
proposal start-up costs for the Moscone Convention 
Center Public Art Project. 

d. Approval of increase of $600 in contract #2820015A with 
Scott Donahue for art work at the Taraval Police 
Station to reimburse for unplanned architectural design 
changes and extension of liability insurance. 

e. Approval of increase of $5,700 in contract #2810015 
with Cheryl Riley for artwork at the Bayview Police 
Station to cover cost increases due to project delay 
and reguested design changes. 

f. Motion to approve a payment of $1500 to Ron Johnson, of 
Critical Solutions, Inc., for his work to review the 
construction documents for art work by Keith Sonnier at 
the San Francisco International Airport Concourse G. 
Moved: Meyer 

Second: Keeler 

II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Advisory Board Nominees 

Motion to approve the following Gallery Advisory Board 
members: Michelle Rollman, Toni Lane, John Webber, 
Daryl Smith, Nancy Horn, Ali Sant, Linda Lucero, Julio 
Morales, Tim Taylor, Perry Hu, Glen Helfand, Domingo 
Nuno. 

Moved: Meyer 
Second: Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Motion to approve the following City Site jurors: Seyed 
Alevi, Mary Ceruti, Bruce Tomb, Lewis Watts, Anita Margrill. 

Moved: Meyer 
Second: Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the Exhibition "1906 San Francisco 
Earthquake" project was approved for a one-week exhibition 
in April 1996 timed for the 90th anniversary of the 1906 
earthquake. 

Moved: Keeler 
Second: Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

The Committee discussed the fence project at 165 Grove 
Street. Discussed were the scope of the project in relation 
to its demands on the artist working with a restricted 
budget. Anne Healy raised the possibility of increasing the 
artist honoraria and materials budget. All items are to be 
reevaluated after more information is gathered. 

III. Hallidie Plaza New Art Enrichment 

Eleanor Beaton 
Eleanor Beaton presented the plan for the art component for 
the new elevator being built by the Visitors and Convention 
Bureau to give access from Market Street to the Plaza below. 
The total budget available is $9,000 including 
administration, artist's fee and fabrication costs. Because 
of the budget limitations, an artist designed treatment of 
the steel elevator doors is recommended; if money permits, 
the artist might also create artwork for the steel core of 
the elevator. Beaton provided project guidelines and 
requested approval of the art program, selection process 
guidelines, and a pool of potential panelists. 

Motion to approve the art component for the Hallidie Plaza 
elevator, to approve the selection process guidelines, and 
to approve Sheila Ghidini, Susan Steinman, Cheryl Riley, 
Janeen Antoine, David Izu, Richard Olsen, Jos Sances, 
Jeannie Weiffenbach, and Andrea Brewster as potential 
panelists. 

Moved: Meyer 

Second: Keeler 

Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton requested authorization to increase the existing 
contract with Fiberstars for the removal and replacement of 
glass blocking with a new installation detail utilizing 
epoxy. She also reported on increasing problems with the 
skateboarders and on the difficulty in coming up with an 
acceptable retrofit solution. So far, two tests have been 
performed, but unfortunately both were aesthetically 
unacceptable. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
increase the contract with Fiberstars by $15,000 for repair 
and replacement of glass block in South Embarcadero. 

Motion: Healy 
Second: Meyer 
Vote: unanimous 



Water Department Projects 

A. The San Francisco Water Department's Watershed Manager, 
Ed Stewart, requested that the Art Commission approve an 
allocation of current art enrichment funds to purchase 
artist proofs of photographs by artist Robert Buelleton. 
With the Water Department's permission, Robert has been 
photographing the San Andreas watershed for the past 8 
years. The 19,000-acre watershed is an unspoiled wilderness 
surrounding the City's reservoirs and providing protection 
for many native plants and animals. 

The artist has produced a book of the photographs for 
commercial sale, and has offered the Water Department 40 
matted and framed artist's proofs for a total cost of 
$5,600. 

Action: Motion to approve the allocation of $6,000 of 
current Hater Department Art Enrichment funds for the 
purchase of 4 artist proofs of photographs of the San 
Andreas Watershed by photographer Robert Buelleton. 

Moved : Meyer 
Second: Keeler 

B. Tonia Macneil reported on the status of Jody Pinto's 
involvement in projects at the Millbrae Water Facility. Jody 
will be meeting with the architects and Water Department in 
December to begin work on the design development of the 
landscape artwork she has proposed. At those meetings the 
proposal will be reviewed for budget feasibility. Rough 
estimates show that her proposal would cost $1.5 to $2 
million, while the available budget for art work is about 
$225,000; with the expected architectural contribution the 
total would still be only about $1 million. Macneil 
requested approval to proceed with design development of the 
artwork proposal for a total contract not to exceed $30,000. 

Action: 

Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter 
into contract with artist Jody Pinto for design development 
of her art proposal at the Millbrae Water Facility for an 
amount not to exceed $3 0,000. 

Moved: Meyer 

Second: Keeler 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Jill Manton reported that the project has still not 
been put out to bid, despite her efforts to urge DPW to 
move forward with this. Rich Newirth said he will 
personally contact either DPW or the CAO about this if 
it is not resolved immediately. 

VII. 911 Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that she had informed the 911 project 
manager of the Commission's resolution to approve an art 
enrichment budget of 1% of the total building budget, or 
$220,000. The building budget has since been reduced to $18 
million, therefore the allocation would be $180,000. She is 
waiting for the project manager's response. 



VI I I. Jose Coronado Playground 

The Commission had asked Eduardo Pineda and Ray Patlan to 
make a proposal to work with community youth to design and 
implement a permanent mural for the new community building 
at the Jose Coronado Playground. Tonia Macneil presented the 
artists' budget and informed the Committee that she has 
requested that the Recreation and Parks Department double 
the current $4,000 art enrichment allocation to meet the 
artists' budget needs. All materials and labor to fabricate, 
transport and install the mural will be paid out of the 
building construction budget, rather than the art enrichment 
budget. The Commissioners questioned staff about the 
feasibility of Recreation and Park Department dedicating the 
funding out of their construction budget for the tile facade 
to be produced by the artist and the community youth and 
recommended that staff work with Rec and Park staff to 
achieve consensus on this. 

Taraval Police Station 

Installation of art works by Scott Donahue and Arthur 
Gonzalez will be going on in the first two weeks of December 
at the Taraval Police Station. The dedication is expected to 
take place in February. Tonia invited Commissioners to join 
her in the inspection of the work. 

Moscone Convention Center 

The project artist, R. M. Fischer, will visit San Francisco 

from December 8 to 14 to begin the first phase of his design 

contract. He will conduct research and meet with community 

groups and the Commission's Advisory Committees at that 

time. 

Bay view Police Station 

The ground breaking to start construction of the Bayview 
Police Station is scheduled for November 21 at 10:00. Cheryl 
Riley, the project artist, will be able to begin work on the 
project after a three year delay. 

XI. Adjournment 

The meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 




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Minutes to Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995 

Commissioners Present: 



& education Anne Healy (Chair) 

Cultural Equity Grants „.,.., 

gallery Emily Keeler 

'OPS Symphony Concerts Bill Meyers 

Tublic Art _ , , * 

Dodie Rosekrans 



Staff Present: 



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-415 252.2581 Eleanor Beaton Michele Liapes 

Nancy Gonchar Jill Manton 

Rupert Jenkins Richard Newirth 

Debra Lehane Susan Pontious 



Consent Calendar 

Eleanor Beaton requested removal of item #9 ( 
approval of artwork by Susan Schwartzenberg for 
Market Street Tour Journal) for consideration at a 
later date, and item #5, approval of poster 
artwork by Domingo Nuno for Market Street kiosks 
for discussion. 

Motion: Approval of following Consent Calendar 
items as amended: 

1. Motion to formally deaccession the following 
items from the San Francisco International Airport 
Public Art Collection: 

a. 1977.36 Lenore Chinn, Los Indios de Mexico, 
1977, acrylic on canvas, 49 x 72-3/4 " 

b. 1977.35 Arthur Carraway, Vaisisi Ancestral 
Spirit, 1977, oil and mixed media on canvas, 
50-3/4 x 49 " • 

c. 1980.5 Judith Lir.hares, Turkey, 1978, oil on 
canvas, 72 x 68 " 

d. 1979.41 Freda Koblick, Night Sky, 1980-81, 
acrylic and stainless steel, two parts, 
approximately 180' tall 

e. 1979.41 Richard Mayhew, Seneca, no date, oil 
on canvas, 49 x 49 " 

2. Motion to enter into agreement with the art 
auction house of Butterfield and Butterfield 
for sale of deaccessioned works. 



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3. Motion to approve final contract payment in 
the amount of $4,000 to Dale Kronkright, 
Objects Conservator for work completed on 
monuments in Portsmouth Square. 

4. Motion to approve mural design by Jan Cook and 
sponsored by Precita Eyes for the Thurgood 
Marshall Academic High School. 

5. Motion to approve final payment of $3531 to 
Ray Beldner for contract #POAR96000018 for the 
Ocean Beach Terminal Project, contingent upon 
final inspection and approval of fabricated 
sculptures . 

6. Motion to approve final payment of $755 to 
Nayland. Blake for contract CT2840023 
contingent upon inspection and approval of 
installation of "Constellation" at the New 
Main Library. 

7. Motion to approve final payment of $1071 to 
Rocket Science for Contract #POAR96000022 for 
installation of Nayland Blake's artwork at the 
New Main Library, contingent upon final 
inspection and approval of the installation. 



8. Motion to increase Vicki Scuri's contract by 
up to $6000 for re-finishing of floor paving 
for Sheriff's Facility. 

9. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of 
$1000 to the firm of Keller and Mitchell for 
their additional services in coordinating 
Seyed Alavi's art concept for the Richmond 
Recreation Center. 

10. Motion to approve increase in contract with 
FSSA/Mural Resource Center for MMTP 
Construction Fence Murals by up to $4,000 to 
reimburse for increased insurance expenses due 
to project delay. 

11. Motion to pay Peter Chang an honorarium of 
$500 for the design of the DeCaux posters. 

Moved: Keeler/Meyers 



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Vote : Unanimous 

II. Collections 

A. Relocation of Benianimo Bufano sculpture, 
: Peace, to Brotherhood Way. 

1. Motion : Approval of the relocation of 
the sculpture by Benianimo Bufano titled 
Peace from the central roadway at San 
Francisco International Airport to a 
meadow on the north side of Brotherhood 
Way near Junipero Serra, across from the 

; Calvary Armenian Church. 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous • 

2. Motion : Approval for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
for the amount of $50,000 with Atthowe 
Fine Arts for services concerning the 
relocation of the sculpture Peace for 
project management, engineering 
specifications for Footings and Footings 
Construction, and site demolition in 
regards to the sculpture's relocation to 
Brotherhood Way. 

Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

3. Motion : Approval for the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract 
for the amount of $50,000 with Sheedy 
Drayage Company for services concerning 
the removal, transportation and 
reinstallation of the sculpture by 
Beniamino Bufano titled Peace from SFIA 
to Brotherhood Way. 

. : .,. Moved: Meyers/Rosekrans 
- . •, Vote : Unanimous 

III.' Gallery 

( Rupert Jenkins gave a progress report on the 

renovation of the gallery. He reported all was 

going well except for a minor electrical problem. 

The recessed lights as a unit are not UL approved, 

i although each of the coapononts r.ro. Th^ solution 

j is to , take a fixture down, and for a fee of $15 we 

. t can get it UL inspected and approved. 



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IV. Airport 

A. Concourse Wall Selection 

Susan Pontious reported that the a selection 
panel, composed of Kathy Holland, Karen 
Tsujimoto, Armando Rascon, and Raymond 
Saunders had met and selected finalists and 
' - alternates for the 9 concourse walls. 

1. Motion: Motion to approve Gronk, Mildred 
Howard, the team of Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel, Paul Kos, Enrique Chagoya, Lorna 
Simpson, the team of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, Viola Frey, Rupert 
Garcia, John Roloff and Nori Sato as 
semif inalists for the Airport concourse 
walls, and approval to pay each an 
honorarium of $1,000 to develop a site 
proposal . 
'■ Moved : Meyers/Keeler 

Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve Rigo, Squeak 
Carnwath, Kent Roberts, Al Held and 
Oliver Jackson as alternates for the 
i concourse walls should any of the 
finalists drop out. 
Moved : Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter Proposal 

Susan Pontious reported that latest cost 
H estimates for fabrication and installation of 
James Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors 
have come in at approximately $1.4 million, 
' which, with design fees brings the cost of the 
project to approximately $1.8 million, or 
approximately $600,000 over the previous 
approved budget. The artist is investigating 
a number of options for reducing the cost, 
including simplifying the connections and 
reducing the size of the structural members. 
A big factor in the cost is installation. The 
artist is getting alternative bids for this 
work. 

It Motion : Motion to authorize the Director 
of Cultural Affairs to enter into an 
agreement with James Carpenter Design 
Associates for $40,000 for Construction 



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Documents for sculptural light reflectors 
for SFIA phase 2.2. 
i. . Moved: Meyers/Healy 
, Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve final payment 
to James Carpenter Design Associates for 
construction documents, for sculptural 
light reflectors for SFIA phase 2.1. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

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C. Architectural Fee Proposals 

Susan Pontious reported that ' the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal have 
made fee proposals for their work in design 
and construction administration on the 
artists '. proposals . Our consultant, Ron 
Johnson, has advised that architectural fees 
should be between 7 1/2% - 10% of the 
construction cost. Fees proposed for Su-Chen 
Hung ' s proposal ($35,000) and for Lewis 
deSoto's proposal ($60,000) are within this 
range. The architects have agreed to re- 
submit their fee proposal for James Carpenter 
and Poncious has requested that the fee 
proposal for Vito Acconci ($122,000) be 
reconsidered once the scope of work for that 
project has been more refined. 

Motion : motion to approve joint venture 
architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill, DelCampo 
and Maru , and Michael Willis & Associates fee 
proposals of $35,000 and $60,100 for design 
development, construction documents and 
construction administration for SFIA art 
enrichment projects by Su-Chen Hung and Lewis 
deSoto , respectively. 
Moved : Meyers/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that the Sunnydale Pump 
Station project is at last out to bid. 

VI. Fire Station #34 

Michele Liapes reported that the selection panel, 
Tony Leung, Susan Pontious, and Cherly Riley met to 



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review proposals from the finalists. Chief Lynch 
from the Fire Department was unable to attend. She 
reported that the panel had not consensus on a 
proposal to recommend to the Art Commission. 
Instead, the panel recommended that the artists be 
given the panel comments regarding their proposals, 
and asked to reconsider their designs. Liapes 
presented the artists proposals to the committee. 

Anders Barth had proposed a Phoenix, the 
mythological bird oh the City seal, to be executed 
in terra cotta relief. The committee felt the 
image was too literal and static, and would also 
like to see a sample of a section of the design in 
the proposed material . 

Teresa Camozzi proposed interviewing firemen and 
victims that the fire department had helped, and 
collecting "artifacts" from their experiences and 
casting them in resin bricks that would be 
incorporated in the wall. She would also 
incorporate brick patterns present in the historic 
firehouse in the wall. The committee expressed 
concern that this work would not have enough 
visibility in the site as the traffic is primarily 
vehicular. Commissioner Healy also expressed 
concern regarding the durability of the proposed 
material . 

Rigo proposed a mural consisting of an antique 
fireman's hat and SFFD #34 in large white letters. 
The committee expressed concern that the image was 
not appropriate for that site, and was 
underdeveloped. The artist also needs to submit a 
budget, as well details on the feasibility of 
cutting the bricks to accomodate the concrete 
relief on which he proposes to paint. 

The committee concurred with the selection panel's 
recommendation that the artists be asked to 
reconsider their designs in light of the panel's 
comments. Commissioner Healy also made the comment 
that all of the artists need to be more accurate in 
their representation of the color of the bricks 
relative to the colors of their proposed artworks. 



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VII. Promenade Ribbon 

1 . Report on progress of Ribbon Promenade Repairs 
and Skateboard mitigation efforts. 
Jill Manton reported that three different 
tests have been conducted to date in an effort 
to find a permanent, durable, and affordable 
solution to the damage incurred by the Ribbon 
as a consequence of skateboarding use. None 
of them have been satisfactory. 

She informed the Commissioners that some of 
the methods to be tested will still alow for 
skateboarders to use the ribbon and some of 
the methods t° be tested will serve as a 
dterent. The Committee was affirmed their 
commitment to finding a solution. 

Jill Manton also reported that the artists are 
investigating the possibility of staining the 
Ribbon black. That way, the chipped edges 
could be touched up on an as need basis. 

The Committee was warey of this idea, and 
thought it needed a great deal more thought 
and research. 
2. 

Motion : motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to approve an additional 

$2500 for further tests to be conducted by 

Keva Construction to modify existing ribbon 

sculpture . 

Moved: Meyers/Keeler 

Vote : Unanimous 

VIII. Modification of Art Commission Selection 
Procedures 

A. Proposed Modification of Selection Process for 
Commissions under $10,000 

Jill Manton requested that in the interest in 
reducing administrative costs for small 
projects, that staff be allowed to develop a 
short list from known qualified candidates, 
rather than having to incur the costs of 
publicalVy advertiring °nd holding a selection 
panel. In developing such short lists, staff 
would be careful in include qualified women 
and minority candidates. 



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Motion : Motion to authorize establishment of a 
policy consistent with regulations of Human 
Rights Commission which will allow artists to 
be selected on the basis of a short list for 
contracts under $10,000. 
Moved: Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. Discussion of Policy Regarding the Award of 
Simultaneous or Consecutive Artist 
Commissions . 

Jill Manton asked for a review of our current 
policy that prohibits artists from getting 
simultaneous or consecutive commissions within 
a five year period. Currently, artists are 
only prohibited if the commission exceeds 
$50,000. She pointed out that a number of 
artists have received 3 or 4 consecutive or 
simultaneous small commissions, and she was 
concerned that it may appear that the Art 
,- i Commission is not seeking new artists. 

Discussion ensued on this issue. Commissioner 
Keeler felt that if the artist was clearly the 
best person for the job, then they should not 
be excluded from consideration, even if they 
had had previous commissions. Others felt 
that if artists knew they would be excluded 
from the more ' prestigious commissions if they 
were previously awarded a small commission, 
then qualified artists would be less likely to 
apply for these small commissions. 

It was finally the concensus that the 
guidelines should be left as they are, but 
that jurors should be instructed to consider 
whether or not an artist's work is already 
represented in the City's collection as a 
factor in their decision. Staff should also 
consider whether or not the current lid of 
$50,000 is too low. 

IX. Moscone Convention Center Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton reported that R.M. Fisher had been in 
town and had met with community groups to present 
his work to an unanimously positive reception. The 
artist also reviewed the site to identify possible 



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locations for his artwork, and he is considering 
siting his artwork on the existing architecture. 
This is because the light poles will not take much 
weight, there is virtually no sidewalk space 
available, and the footings for a sculpture would 
be. problematic given the fact that' the Moscone 
Convention Center roof lies just under the 
sidewalk. 

X. Mid-Embarcadero Artists Competition 

Jill Manton reported that she is trying to identify 
candidates for the mid-Embarcadero . She reported 
that the budget is $900,000 for two artists, with 
initial design fee of $15,000 each. The mid- 
Embarcadero design team currently consists of Peter 
Walker (landscape architect) and ROMA. 

XI. Millbrea Water Dept. Facility 

Jill Manton reported that the project is back on 
track. The Utilities Engineering Bureau has agreed 
that the artist needs design control over the 
entire integrated artwork and landscape. 
Therefore, she will work with a landscape designer 
of her choice. She, in turn, agreed to hire a 
local designer, and upon interviewing three 
candidates, has selected Roberl La Rocca & 
Associates . 

The Committee felt that LaRocca and Associates was 
a good choice, particularly since LaRocca and 
Associates had done the original landscape design 
for the facility. However, Commissioner Meyer 
asked staff to check with the City Attorney to make 
sure there was no conflict of interest since Bob 
LaRocca is a former Art Commissioner. 

Motion : Motion to enter into contract for up to 
$90,000 with Jody Pinto for design development and 
all landscape design of Millbrae Water Facility. 
Moved: • Healy/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

XII. Taraval Police Station 

Jill Manton reported that Tonia Macneil had 
approved Arthur Gonzalez's ceramic relief sculpture 
in the studio, but when the work was delivered to 
the site, the contractor thought it needed 
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looked very rough and rustic with gaps between the 
sections and an uneven finish. The artist has been 
asked to correct these deficiencies. 

In the future, Manton reported, staff will make 
studio visits in pairs when approving artwork prior 
to installation. 

XIII. Hospital Parking Garage 

Jill Manton reported that full scale mock-up of Ann 
Chamberlain's art panels were ready for review and 
approval, and requested a Commission liaison to 
approve the mock-up. Commissioner Healy 
volunteered to accompany Tonia Macneil on the site 
visit . 

XIV. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street 

Fleanor Beaton asked the Committee to review 
the kiosk. poster designs submitted by Domingo 
Nuno. She said that the designs had been 
reviewed by the curatorial staff, who had made 
several suggestions that the artist had not 
chosen to follow. These included the 
readability of the red text, and some of the 
text. Beaton asked the Committee's opinion on 
these issues, and whether or not they wanted 
to approve the designs as they were, or direct 
the artist to make changes. The Committee 
decided to approve the designs as submitted. 

Motion: Motion to approve artwork for poster 

project by Domingo Nuno for the Market St. 

kiosks. 

Moved : . Meyer/Healy 

Vote : Unanimous 

B. Hallidie Plaza 

Eleanor Beaton reported that we were working 
on a very tight time frame for this project. 
She is looking for an artist to come up with a 
design to be engraved on the elevator doors. 
She asked the Committee for artist 
recommendations. 

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Eleanor Beaton reported that the panels and 
fiber optics were in the process of being 
installed for Nayland Blake's piece. 

D. DeCaux Posters 

Jill Manton asked for conceptual approval of 
the poster design content, which wll feature 4 
poems selected out of the Writers' Corp 
Program. The Committee was very supportive of 
the poetry and ideas as presented. 

E. 19th Ave. Platforms 

Jill Manton reported that our 19th Ave. Muni 
Platforms designed by Leonard Hunter and 
Shiela Ghidini were chosen to be included in a 
national brochure published by the Federal 
Transportation Authority. 

ORDERS and REPORTS: 

1. Motion to formally deaccession the following items 
from the San Francisco International Airport Public 
Art Collection: 

a. 1977.36 Lenore Chinn, Los Indios de Mexico, 
1977, acrylic on canvas, 49 x 72-3/4 " 

b. 1977.35 Arthur Carraway, Vaisisi Ancestral 
Spirit, 1977, oil and mixed media on canvas, 
50-3/4 x.-49 " 

c. 1980.5 Judith Linhares, Turkey, 1978, oil on 
canvas, 72 x 68 " 

. d. 1979.41 Freda Koblick, Night Sky, 1980-81, 
acrylic and stainless steel, two parts, 
approximately 180' tall 
e. 1979.41 Richard Mayhew, Seneca, no date, oil 
on canvas, 4 9x 49 " 

2. Motion to enter into agreement with the art auction 

house of Butterfield and Butterfield for sale of 
deaccessioned works. 

3. Motion to approve final contract payment in the 

amount of $4,000 to Dale Kronkright, Objects 
Conservator for work completed on monuments in 
Portsmouth Square. 

4. Motion to approve mural design by Jan Cook and 
sponsored by Precita Eyes for the Thurgood Marshall 
Academic High School. 



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5. Motion to approve artwork for poster project by 
Domingo Nuno for the Market Street kiosks. 

6. Motion to approve final payment of $3531 to Ray 
Beldner for contract #POAR96000018 for the Ocean 
Beach Terminal Project, contingent upon final 
inspection and approval of fabricated sculptures. 

7. Motion to approve final payment of $755 to Nayland 
Blake for contract CT2840023 contingent upon 
inspection and approval of installation of 
"Constellation" at the New Main Library. 

8. Motion to approve final payment of $1071 to Rocket 
Science for Contract #POAR96000022 for installation 
of Nayland Blake's artwork at the New Main Library, 
contingent upon final inspection and approval of 
the installation. 

9. Motion to approve artwork by Susan Schwartzenberg 
for "Market Street Tour Journal." 

10. Motion to increase Vicki Scuri's contract by up to 
$6000 for refinishing of floor paving for Sheriff's 
Facility. 

11. Motion to authorize payment in the amount of $1000 
to the firm of Keller and Mitchell for their 
additional services in coordinating Seyed Alavi's 
art concept for the Richmond Recreation Center. 

12. Motion to approve increase in contract with 
FSSA/Mural Resource Center for MMTP Construction 
Fence Murals by up to $4,000 to reimburse for 
increased insurance expenses due to project delay. 

13. Motion to pay Peter Chang an honorarium of $500 for 
the design of the DeCaux posters. 

14. Motion to approve the relocation of the sculpture 
by Benianimo Bufano titled Peace from the central 
roadway at San Francisco International Airport to a 
meadow on the north side of Brotherhood Way near 
Junipero Serra, across from the Calvary Armenian 
Church. 



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15. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of 
$50,000 with Atthowe Fine Arts for services 
concerning the relocation of the sculpture Peace 
for project management, engineering specifications 
for Footings and Footings Construction, and site 
demolition in regards to the sculpture's relocation 
to Brotherhood Way. 

16. Motion to enter into contract for the amount of 
$50,000 with Sheedy Drayage Company for services 
concerning the removal, transportation and 
reinstallation of the sculpture by Beniamino Bufano 
titled Peace from SFIA to Brotherhood Way. 

17. Motion to approve Gronk, Mildred Howard, the team 
of Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel , Paul Kos, Enrique 
Chagoya, Lorna Simpson, the team of Juana Alicia 
and Emmanuel Montoya, Viola Frey, Rupert Garcia, 
John Roloff and Nori Sato as semif inalists for the 
Airport concourse walls, and approval to pay each 
an honorarium of $1,000 to develop a site proposal. 

18. Motion to approve Rigo , Squeak Carnwath, Kent 
Roberts, Al Held and Oliver Jackson as alternates 
for the concourse walls should any of the finalists 
drop out . 

19. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an agreement with James 
Carpenter Design Associates for $40,000 for 
Construction Documents for sculptural light 
reflectors for SFIA phase 2.2. 

20. Motion to approve final payment to James Carpenter 
Design Associates for construction documents for 
sculptural light reflectors for SFIA phase 2.1. 

21. Motion to approve joint venture architects Skidmore 
Owings & Merrill, DelCampo and Maro , and Michael 
Willis & Associates fee proposals of $35,000 and 
$60,100 for design development, construction 
documents and construction administration, for SFIA 
art enrichment projects by Su-Chen Hung and Lewis 
deSoto respectively. 

22. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to approve an additional $2500 for further 



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tests to be conducted by Keva Construction to 
modify existing ribbon sculpture. 

23. Motion to authorize establishment of a policy 
consistent with regulations of Human Rights 
Commission which will allow artists to be selected 
on the basis of a "Short List" for contracts under 
$10,000. 

24. Motion to enter into contract for up to $90,000 
■with Jody Pinto ;for design development and all 

landscape design of Millbrae Water Dept . Facility. 



Respectfully Submitted by: 

0^> ^_ \J (mA) / 5>-l^o 

Susan Pontious 

Curator 

Public Art Program 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, January 17, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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Civic Art Coiuction 

civic disicn rivuw Not ice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 

CO Teoucmio" i n f° rmat -ion card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
Cuiturai Eaunv Grants who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
g»u!rv item. 

TOPS Symphony Concerts 
Tunic Art 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
str.u artists LiciNsts MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
su.Ti 70 APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
"RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design for Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center by artists Wendy Rubushi and 
Keith Lewis, sponsored by the Bayview Opera House, 
contingent upon Recreation and Park Department's 
final approval. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Critical Solutions, Inc. up to 
$3,000 for review of contract documents for 
installation of artwork in the International 
Terminal at SFIA. 

C. Motion to formally deaccession from the Civic Art 
Collection object #1978.54 by Edith Hamlin titled 
Map for the Pacific and Orient Steamship Lines, 
1960, acrylic, tempera and gold leaf on Vivrytex 
acrylic, 16' x 35' located at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

3:05 II. San Francisco International Airport 
Tonia Macnei 1/Kei th Sonnier 

Request for approval of final budget for artwork 
at Concourse G. 

3:10 III. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Project status report 

B. Request for action on revised proposal by Scott 
Donahue and fabrication of artwork by Arthur 
Gonzalez . 

Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
Jill Manton 
cm *nd county of A> Update on repair status, cleaning, North 

San Francisco Embarcadero completion, and protection from 

skateboarders . 
B. Authorization to pay Curtis Hsiang the sum of 

$187.50 for his advice and consultation regarding 
skateboarding protection. 

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3:30 V. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement with Jeff Brown 
for construction management services on behalf ot 
the project artist Patricia Johanson for art 
enrichment at the Sunnydale Pump Station for total 
amount of $13,000. . 

B. Motion to authorize establishment of travel budget 
of up to $7,500 for artist Patricia Johanson and 
to compensate her for a total amount up to $10,000 
for her services at specific intervals in the 
construction of her project. 

3:40 VI. Hallidie Plaza 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of selection panel's 

recommendation for Hallidie Plaza project. 

3:50 VII. Ocean Beach 

Eleanor Beaton 

Report on Ray Beldner's Ocean Beach artwork. 

4:00 VIII Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 
Update 

4:15 IX. Fire Station #34 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of proposal recommended by selection 
panel and authorization for Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into agreement to pay $11,000 for 
design, fabrication, transportation and 
installation of artwork for Fire Station #34. 

4:30 X. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

A. Project status report. 

B. Request to approve art enrichment budget of 
$20,000 for administration and artwork. 

4:35 XI. Mental Health Facility 
Susan Pontious 

Review and approval of proposed table design for 
Gazebo 

4:45 XII. Moscone Art Enrichment Project 
Jill Manton 
Status report 

4:50 XIII.ISTEA Funding 

Jill Manton 

Report on applications submitted for ISTEA funding 
for Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon, Mid- 
Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project, Muni Metro Station Enhancement Project. 



5:00 XIV. Report on S.F. Art Institute International Public 
Art Conference 
Jill Manton 

5:05 XV. Designation of Commission liaison for Mid- 

Embarcadero Selection Panel, February 9, 1996 
Jill Manton 

5:15 XVI. Report on Status of Art Enrichment Ordinance 
Modi fication 

Jill Manton 

5:25 XVII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Muni Key Stops 

d. Library 

e. Gallery 

f. Courthouse 

g. Airport 

5:45 .XVIII .Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans 
with Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodatbns to the needs of persons 
with disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and Individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will 
be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the comer of Oak and Van Ness. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, Including those in wheelchairs, will be 
available. 

Accessible curbslde parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and 
Franklin Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses -serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In 
order to assist die city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded 
that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to 
accommodate these individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon 
request at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in die Community Arts and Education Program at 
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SAN FRANCISCO A RT CO M M I S S I O N 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, January 17, 1996 



Civic Art Coeiection MINUTES 

Civic Design Review 

) Commissioners Present: Staff Present: 

uhyGmnis Anne Healy, Chair Jill Manton 

iv concerts Armando Rascon Susan Pontious 

rumicARi Bill Meyer Eleanor Beaton 

Tonia Macneil 
sts Licenses Michelle Liapes 






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Rupert Jenkins 
The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 
I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design for Joseph Lee 
Recreation Center by artists Wendy Rubushi and 
Keith Lewis, sponsored by the Bayview Opera 
House, contingent upon Recreation and Park 
Department's final approval. 

B. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Critical Solutions, Inc. up to 
$3,000 for review of contract documents for 
installation of artwork in the International 
Terminal at SFIA. 

C. Motion to formally deaccession from the Civic Art 
Collection object #1978.54 by Edith Hamlin titled 
Map for the Pacific and Orient Steamship Lines, 
1960, acrylic, tempera and gold leaf on Vivrytex 
acrylic, 16' x 35' located at San Francisco 
International Airport. 

The Consent Calendar was approved as written. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyers 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Taraval Station 

Arthur Gonzalez has installed the ceramic world map at 
Taraval Police Station but that considerable work on the 
piece is needed if the Commission is to accept it, 
including patching of seams and re-painting. Arthur has 
agreed to do the work, but will need to obtain liability 
insurance in order to work on site. Tonia Macneil has 



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III. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the ribbon project. A 
purchase order to clean the ribbon is pending. Recently, a 
bollard at Pier 26 was severely damaged; at Manton has arranged 
for Glass Block Designs to do an emergency repair to protect the 
light cavity and fiberoptic cable. She is pursuing the Port in an 
effort to file a claim for damage against the contractors who 
were working in the area. 



The effort to develop a method to protect the ribbon from skate 

boarders is continuing. One of the three designers wishes to make 

the ribbon unskatable, whereas the others prefer to protect the 

ribbon but not destroy its use by the skateboarders. 

The Commission needs to set policy in this matter; in order to do 
so, additional research is needed. Several solutions to the 
problem have been suggested, one of which will allow 
skateboarding on the Ribbon. Manton displayed a steel band bent 
at right angles which can be fitted on the edges of the benches 
and bollards. She asked the Commissioners to authorize the 
testing of this method on the four bollards at Pier 7, to assess 
its feasibility. If this method proves acceptable it would 
protect the ribbon but still allow for its use. Manton also 
requested authorization to pay Curtis Hsiang the sum of $187.50 
for his advice and consultation regarding skateboarding the 
issue . 

The Commission heard testimony from Eula Walters, 440 Davis 
Court, #311, S.F. 94111, who spoke in support of the 
skateboarders, and Walter C. Kocian, Landscape Architect, 700 
12th Avenue, S.F. 94118, who recommended against one of the 
proposed methods because of aesthetic and liability issues. 

Motion to approve test application of the steel banding 

on the Ribbon bollards at Pier 7. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to approve payment to Curtis Hsiang of the sum 
of $187.50 for his advice and consultation regarding 
skateboarding protection. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Sunnydale Pump Station 

The Sunnydale Pump Station project has finally been put out to 
bid. Jill Manton asked the Committee to approve the development 
of two contracts for services during the construction of the 



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artwork, one with Jeff Brown for construction management 
services, and the other for oversite by project artist Patricia 
Johanson . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with Jeff Brown for construction 
management services on behalf of the project artist 
Patricia Johanson for art enrichment at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station for total amount of $13,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to authorize establishment of travel budget of 
up to $7,500 for artist Patricia Johanson and to 
compensate her for a total amount up to $10,000 for her 
services at specific intervals in the construction of 
her project. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Hallidie Plaza 

Eleanor Beaton reported on the Selection Panel's recommendation 
of an artist for the Hallidie Plaza elevator project. The Panel 
consisted of artist David Izu, Bureau of Architecture's Project 
Manager Glen Hunt, and Chuck Lione, representing project 
architect Michael Willis. The Panel recommended that John 
Ammiratti receive the commission, and named James Lambertus and 
Jerry Spanoli as runners-up. 

Beaton asked the Commissioners to confirm that the preferred 
priority site for artwork would be the elevator doors, unless 
additional administration and art money is made available in the 
future . 

Motion to approve the Selection Panel's recommendation 
of John Ammiratti to design and implement a work of art 
for the elevator doors at the Hallidie Plaza elevator, 
with James Lambertus an Jerry Spanoli as alternates 
and authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs 
to enter into contract with the artist. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI . Ocean Beach 

Ray Beldner has completed work on the sculptures for installation 
at the Ocean Beach Muni Terminal, with the exception of the text 
plaques, which are currently being fabricated. The sculptures 
will be installed in mid-February. Eleanor Beaton requested that 



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a Commissioner accompany her to review the sculptures. Eleanor 
presented a flyer written by Commission staff which Muni is 
distributing in the neighborhood, which describes the new 
terminal and artwork. On Saturday, February 4, Ray will bury a 
time capsule on the site with memorabilia about Playland at the 
Beach. Staff and Commissioners were encouraged to contribute 
their memories and to attend the event. 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins provide an update on the gallery program. 

Jurying for new City/Site projects will take place on February 3. 
There are more than 20 proposals, among which are several from 
well-known, innovative artists. 

The Gallery Advisory Board will meet February 13 at 6:00 p.m. The 
gallery is now taking submissions for new exhibitions for the 
upcoming year. 

One of the windows in the Grove Street gallery was broken the 
night of January 16, and has been repaired at a cost of $500. 

The next event in the Grove Street Windows is the slide show of 
Art Institute alumnae and students, which will run for three 
weeks to celebrate the Institute's 125th Anniversary. 

Jenkins has been working with Channel 54 to produce a piece on 
the opening of the Veterans Building Gallery. In addition to 
taping interviews and activity at the Gala celebration, Channel 
54 taped the performance by Pamela Z in the building lobby. The 
performance was judged by all to be very beautiful; the gallery 
hopes to continue such events in the future. 

VIII. Fire Station #34 

Susan Pontious and Michelle Liapes reported on the results of the 
proposal phase for artwork at Fire Station #34. After some 
deliberation, the Selection Panel approved the proposal by Anders 
Barth for a terra-cotta mural. The artist's proposal was reviewed 
by the Committee, which recommended that the artist consider 
revising the bottom portion of the design. The Committee felt 
that the relationship between the flames, water and poppies still 
needed to be resolved. The Committee also wanted to be assured 
that the completed piece would have the color range represented 
in the proposal drawing. The Committee agreed to approve the 
panel's recommendation, contingent upon approval of the artist's 
revised design. 

Motion to approve the proposal by Anders Barth with 
reservations, and authorization for Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into agreement with the 
Artist to pay $11,000 for design, fabrication, 



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transportation and installation of artwork for Fire 

Station #34. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 

SECOND: Commissioner Meyer 

VOTE: Unanimous 

IX. Jose Coronado Playground 

Ray Patlan and Eduardo Pineda, d.b.a. as Fresco, reported that 
the Recreation and Park Department has approved their proposal 
for artwork and community work at the Jose Coronado Playground 
and has authorized a total budget of $20,000 for the design, work 
with the community and implementation of murals at the 
playground. Additional funds will be sought for materials and 
stipends for community youth to work with the artists on re- 
furbishing the existing murals. Joanne Wilson, Park Planner, 
described the overall plans and noted that the art projects will 
encourage a sense of ownership in the youth who currently use the 
facility. 

Tonia Macneil requested that the Committee approve the project 
budget and the application for additional funds for community 
work . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Fresco, for design and 
implementation of artwork and community work in an 
amount not to exceed $20,000. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion to apply for, accept and expend a grant of up to 

$10,000 for materials and stipends for community youth 

to work on the re-furbishing of the murals at the Jose 

Coronado Playground. 

MOTION: Commissioner Healy 

SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 

VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious asked the Committee to approve the design of a 
potting table and stools by Evan Shipley for the gazebo at the 
Mental Health Facility. The cost of the project is $3,000. 
Commissioners requested further information about the usefulness 
and stability of the stools, but agreed to approve the design. 

Motion to approve the design of a table and stools for 
the gazebo at the Mental Health Facility. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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XI . Moscone Art Enrichment Project 

Jill Manton reported on the research to locate a site for artwork 
by Ron Fischer at Moscone Center on Howard Street. A meeting with 
the Redevelopment Agency made it clear that no Redevelopment 
sites would be appropriate. Two locations are now being 
considered, the roof of the Esplanade Ballroom and the eastern 
end of the traffic islands on Howard Street. She and Tonia 
Macneil will be exploring the technical and political feasibility 
of these sites . 

XII. ISTEA Funding 

Jill Manton reported that ISTEA funding for Muni Metro Station 

Enhancement Project looks promising. The enhancement project will 

provide funds to retrofit the existing metro stations. 

XIII. Art Institute International Public Art Conference 

The Art Institute will host a public art conference on July 10 of 
this year. The Art Commission has been invited to participate by 
conducting a panel on the artwork at the new Main Library. 

XIV. Art Enrichment Ordinance Modification 

Jill Manton reported that she and Rich Newirth have been meeting 
with Supervisor Barbara Kauffmann and that plans are being made 
to introduce the ordinance soon. A copy of the most recent 
version of the ordinance was distributed. Among other revisions, 
the ordinance will allow for art enrichment as part of transit 
infrastructure projects, and for art enrichment in parks. 



XV. Adjournment 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 pm, 

Submitted: 

Tpnia MacneiC 

Curator, Public Art Program 




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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

rOPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, February 21, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252 2S81 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



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3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve installation of Ray Beldner's artwork 
for the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051 , accept into 

col lection. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Conrad Solvig $1600 for cleaning and rewaxing lobby 
of Sheriff's Facility. 

c. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for consulting 
services during implementation of art work for SFIA 
Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed $45,000. 

d. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film maker 
Joseph Coplano in the amount of $750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

e. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 




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3:05 II. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Request for approval of selection panel's 
recommendations for Exploration: City Site 1996 
Program 

b. Request for approval of exhibition proposals for 
Gallery. 

3:25 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on recent cost estimates for James 
Carpenter sculptural light reflections. 

b. Project updates 

Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor design; Su-Chen Hung 
design 

c. Collections 



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3:45 IV. Chinatown Library 
Rene Yung 
Approval of final prototypes 



3:55 V. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Aycock installation 

b. Approval to install hanging sculpture 

c. Authorization to award contract to graphic 
designer for signage design on Grove Street 
exterior. 

4:25 VI. Fire Station 34 

Anders Barth 

Presentation of proposed revisions to terra cotta 

mural 

4:45 VII Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 

Status of contract award 

4:55 IX. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Report on paving and restoration 

5:10 X. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, scheduling of date for 
Commissioner's review of prototype for panels at 
Manuel Palos studio. 

5:15 XI. Millbrae Water Facility 

Tonia Macneil 

Staff report, request for Commission presence at 

PUC meeting, March 26. 



5:20 XII. Hallidie Plaza Art Enrichment 

Eleanor Beaton 

Review of artist's preliminary proposal. 

5:30 XIII.Moscone Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 
Status Report. 

5:40 XIV. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 
Jill Manton 
Status of repair and protection for skateboarding 



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5:50 XV. Mid Embarcadero 
Jill Manton 

Authorization to approve selection of the 
following four finalists for the Mid-Embarcadero 
Open Space Project: Peter Richards and Michael 
Oppenheim; Buster Simpson; Vicki Scuri and Anita 
Margrill; William Maxwell, and authorization to 
award each finalist an honorarium of $250 and to 
reimburse out of town finalists for travel and 
hotel expenses. 

6:05 XVI. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Review of proposed accessibility retrofit. 
Discussion of proposed revision to North 
Embarcadero poetry plaques. 

6:20 XVII. Murals 

Rich Newirth 

Jill Manton 

Discussion and possibile motion to approve a 

proposed Commission policy regarding the review 

and approval process for murals on landmark 

buildings and/or buildings in a historic district, 

6:30 XVIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Mission District Police Station 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. Muni Metro Turnback Project Murals 

f. Library 

g. Gallery 

6:40 XIX. Adjournment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 2'. 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby ot the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses— serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
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FORCE AT 554-6075. 



DATE: February 12, 1995 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil rA 

RE: INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT- Concourse G 

Project: Neon lighting, co-design of central fluorescent 

fixture in sterile corridor. 
Artist: Keith Sonnier 
Budget: $455,000 
Status: Concourse G construction is out to bid. Bids are 

due end of March. 

Ron Johnson and Keith Sonnier have completed their review of the 
construction documents for the neon and fluorescent fixtures in 
Concourse G. Changes that we have requested will be included in 
the 2nd and 3rd addendums . The review has been very thorough, so 
that I expect that the project will be implemented with a minimum 
of difficulty. 

The final budget for the project, including schematic design, 
design development, construction documents and implementation, is 
expected to be about $455,000, which is close to our initial 
estimates . 

Keith Sonnier will provide consulting services during the 
fabrication and installation of the neon fixture. He will make 
several trips to California to review prototypes and 
installation. In addition, he will provide high quality 
documentat ion of the completed work. I am currently developing a 
contract for these services. Keith has requested a total fee for 
the project of 20% of the entire $380,000 implementation budget, 
or $76,000. To date, he has received approximately $30,000, 
therefore his requested fee for implementation consulting 
services is $46,000, exclusive of travel and documentation. 

Commission guidelines suggest a range of fees for implementation 
of from 10-20%, depending upon the artist's involvement. In this 
case, all of the detail drawings and most of the specifications 
have been developed by HOK which will also have the major 
responsibility for project review during implementation. 
Therefore, staff recommends a fee of $35,000, with $10,000 for 
reimbursable expenses, which amounts to a 17% fee for the entire 
project . 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Authorization to the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract with Keith Sonnier for consulting services during 
implementation of his artwork at the new International Airport, 
Concourse G, for an amount not to exceed $45,000. 



DATE: February 12, 1995 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil "^ 

RE: Staff Report 



HOSPITAL PARKING GARAGE 

The first completed panel for the Hospital Parking Garage was 
reviewed and approved by the General Contractor and Architect on 
February 12 . 

The 12 panels have all been cast, and there are only 6 glass- 
block crosses remaining to be delivered. The panels are scheduled 
for delivery and installation at the end of February. 

Ann Chamberlain and I will be inspecting the glass block and 
completed panels periodically over the next three weeks. I will 
schedule an opportunity for Commissioners to review the panels at 
the Committee meeting. 

MILLBRAE WATER FACILITY 

Jody Pinto and Bob LaRocca have almost completed the schematic 
design phase of the Millbrae project. During the remainder of 
February and March, we will be making presentations to UEB 
management, the Water Department, the director of Public 
Utilities, Andy Moran, and the Public Utilities Commission. 

The design proposed by Jody Pinto depends upon the re-landscaping 
of the current Millbrae site, as well as major changes in the 
drainage, lighting and contours of the site. The PUC , having 
control of the purse, must buy off on the proposed landscaping 
changes in order for the art project to go forward. 

The schematic design will be presented to the Visual Arts 
Committee on March 20. The UEB has suggested that, in addition to 
Jody Pinto, a Commissioner attend the Public Utilities Commission 
meeting on the 26th, to express the Commission's support of the 
project . 

If the PUC approves the concept, Jody will procede to design 
development. Work on consturction doucments would follow in 
September of 1996. 

TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

Scott Donahue has completed the clay figures from which he will 
make GFRC castings. He will be installing the figures during the 
first week of March. A studio visit for review and approval will 
be scheduled for the end of February. 



Arthur Gonzalez has begin work on-site on the mercatur project 
map, and plans to spend considerable time over the next three 
weeks to finish it. He welcomes the opportunity to work at some 
length to bring the piece to its full potential. We will schedule 
another review once he has completed his work. 

The Dedication of the renovated police station will take place on 
Tuesday, March 12, at 11:00 am. There will opportunity during the 
program for a Commissioner to acknowledge the artists. Please 
mark your calendars and plan to attend. 



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Minutes to Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
Feb. 28, 1996 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Emily Keeler 
coNctRTs Bill Meyers 



Staff Present: 
stmet artists LicsNSfs Eleanor Beaton 

SuiTt 70 

415 252.2581 Rupert Jenkins 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



Consent Calendar .. . 

Motion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Conrad Solvig S1600 for cleaning and re- 
waxing lobby of Sheriff's Facility. 



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b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for 
consulting services during implementation of art work 
for SFIA Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed 
$45,000. 



c. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film 
maker Joseph Coplans in the amount of S750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program . 

d. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 

Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 




II. Gallery 

A. City Site 

Rupert Jenkins presented the City Site proposals chosen 
by the Selection Panel. Proposals would be commissioned 
as funding allows; currently there is funding for 2 
proposals. The Selection Panel had originally ranked 
the proposal by Josephine Iselin and Kathryn Weinstein 
third, and the Chris Kometer proposal second, but the 



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Committee felt that the Isel in/Weinstein proposal was 
stronger, and changed the funding priority. 

Motion : Motion to approve and prioritize the following 
proposals for exhibition at the City Site location: 1) 
Proposal by Sue Marks; 2) Proposal by Josephine Iselin 
and Kathryn Weinstein, 3) Proposal by Chris Komater, 4) 
Proposal by Eugene Marsh. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

B . Exhibi t ions 

Rupert Jenkins presented the work of various artists 

for exhibition at the gallery. 

Motion : Motion to approve the following Gallery 
exhibitions: 1) "Breath of Memories", with artists 
Margorie Agosin, Claudia Bernardi, Robilee Frederick 
and Sharon Siskin ; 2 ) an exhibition of the work of Lou 
Damatteis, plusp other Vietamese artists who will be 
approved at a later date. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Chinatown Library 

Rene Yung presented prototypes of her aluminium 
signage, the copper panels with engraved poems, and the 
copper leafing' proposed for the support columns. She 
reported that she is ready to begin installing around 
the middle of March. 

Motion : Motion to approve artwork prototypes and 
installation of the completed artwork by Rene Yung at 
the Chinatown Library. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 



IV. Airport 

A. Su-Chen Hung glass welcome panels: 
Susan Pontious presented several options for which 
columns in the immigration area of the new 
International Terminal on which Su-Chen Hung's glass 
"welcome" panels would.be displayed. Pontious reported 
that the current design called for doubling the cast 
glass panels to create the desired optic effects, but 
that this significantly increased the cost. Therefore 
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presented several schemes that the architects had 
proposed for distributing the panels. The artist's 
preferred version was option B with an anternate as 
option D. 

Motion : Motion to approve option B, with alternative 
option D for installation of Su-Chen Hung ' s glass 
"welcome" panels in the immigration area of the 
International Terminal at SFIA. 
Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

B. James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors 
Susan Pontious reported that since the last meeting, 
James Carpenter had been able to reduce the cost of his 
sculptures by S300,000. However, the cost of the 
support "baskets", which had been included in the 
Airport's bid package for the structural steel, had 
come in at SI million from the first bidder and 
$400,000 from the second. James Carpenter received an 
independent bid of $350,000. 

While originally the Airport had agreed to absorb the ■ 
cost of the baskets (thinking they would be an 
insignificant cost compared to the structural steel), 
this offer has been withdrawn. This means that the art 
budget will now have to absorb this cost. 
This means that with contractor's overhead and 
contingency, the current estimated cost for 4 of James 
Carpenter's sculptural light reflectors is $2 million. 

The sculptural baskets are now included in the 
architectural bid package for the International 
Terminal, so the Commission must decide on one of three 
options . 

1. The sculptural light reflectors as currently 
designed 

2. A single "super" reflector that would serve as an 
entry piece over one skylight. Budget approximately 
SI . 2 mill ion 

3. A new design option, calling for a more simplified 
structure using exterior fabric material, possibly 
eliminating the glass edge for some kind of acrylic 
material. Approximate budget $1.5 million. 

Pontious reported that the impact of approving a S2 
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Commission would be able to commission fewer artworks 
by other artists. 

The Committee felt it was impossible to take a positior 
on option #3 without more information. They thought 
the proposal as currently designed would be very 
beautiful and have a major impact on the space, and did 
not want to compromise the aesthetics of the proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve "Option 1" for James 
Carpenter's "Sculptural Light Reflectors" , designed for 
the departures lobby of the International Terminal, 
with an estimated budget of $2 million. 
Moved : Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

V. Library 

Susan Pontious reported that she had requested bids 
from a number of design firms for the black granite 
panel at the Library. She reported that she and the 
other curators had reviewed the portfolios, and 
recommended Morla Design. Pontious reported that 
subsequently, Morla Design had agreed to do the design 
at cost. 

Motion : Motion to approve Morla Design to design the 
graphics for the library's motto to be sandblasted onto 
the black granite panels on the New Main Library, with 
a budget not to exceed $2,000. 
Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI. Mid-Embarcadero 

Jill Manton reported that the selection panel for the 
mid-Embarcadero had met and selected the following 
finalists: Bill Maxwell, Buster Simpson, the team of 
Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri , Peter Richards and 
Michael Oppenheim as finalists to design artwork for 
the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

Motion: Motion to approve Bill Maxwell, Buster 
Simpson, the team of Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri 
Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheim as finalists to 
design artwork for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, and authorization to award each finalist an 
honorarium of S250 and to reimburse out of town 
finalists for travel and hotel expenses. 
Moved : Keeler/ Meyers 



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Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Ocean Beach Muni-Terminal 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Ray Beldner's sculptures 
had been installed at the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal. 
She reported that there had been a well attended 
dedication event that included the burying of a 
playland time capsule. When the other construction 
activities at the site are complete, then we will 
accept the sculptures formally into the collection. 

Motion : Motion to approve Ray Beldner's artwork for 
the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, and to approve final 
payment on contract POAR9600005 1 . 
Moved: Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Mot ion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Conrad Solvig S1600 for cleaning and re- 
waxing lobby of Sheriff's Facility. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for 
consulting services during implementation of art work 
for SFIA Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed 
345,000. 

c. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film 
maker Joseph Coplans in the amount of S750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program . 

d. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 

Vote : Unanimous 

2. Motion : Motion to approve and prioritize the following 
proposals for exhibition at the City Site location: 1) 
Proposal by Sue Marks; 2) Proposal by Josephine Iselin 
and Kathryn Weinstein, 3) Proposal by Chris Komater, 4) 
Proposal by Eugene Marsh. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Motion: Motion to approve the following Gallery 
exhibitions: 1) "Breath of Memories", with artists 
Margorie Agosin, Claudia Bernardi, Robilee Frederick 
and Sharon Siskin ; 2 ) an exhibition of the work of Lou 
Damatteis and other Vietamese artists who will be 
approved at a later date. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to approve artwork prototypes and 
installation of the completed artwork by Rene Yung at 
the Chinatown Library. 
Moved : Healy/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion: Motion to approve "Option 1" for James 
Carpenter's "Sculptural Light Reflectors" , designed for 
the departures lobby of the International Terminal, 
with an estimated budget of $2 million. 
Moved : Meyers/Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to approve Morla Design to design the 
graphics for the library's motto to be sandblasted onto 
the black granite panels on the New Main Library, with 
a budget not to exceed $2,000. 
Moved : Meyers/Keeler 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to approve Bill Maxwell, Buster 
Simpson, the team of Anita Margrill and Vicki Scuri, 
Peter Richards and Michael Oppenheim as finalists to 
design artwork for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, and authorization to award each finalist an 
honorarium of $250 and to reimburse out of town 
finalists for travel and hotel expenses. 
Moved : Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion to approve Ray Beldner's artwork for 
the Muni Ocean Beach Terminal, and to approve final 
payment on contract POAR96000051 . 
Moved: Keeler/Meyers 
Vote : Unanimous 



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Minutes to Special Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
Feb. 28, 1996 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Emily Keeler 

ny Concerts Bill Me vers 

TUSIIC ART 

Staff Present: 

ists Licenses Eleanor Beaton 

Suite 70 

152522581 Rupert Jenkins 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



I . Consent Calendar 

Motion : Motion to approve the following Consent 
Calendar items: 

a. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Conrad Solvig S1600 for cleaning and re- 
waxing lobby of Sheriff's Facility. 

b. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Keith Sonnier for 
consulting services during implementation of art work 
for SFIA Concourse G, in an amount not to exceed 
$45,000. 

c. Motion to approve an artist honorarium to film 
maker Joseph Coplans in the amount of S750.00 for the 
production of promotional video for Adopt-a-Monument 
program. 

d. Motion to approve sidewalk mural, as shown in 
conceptual drawing, in front of 850 O'Farrell Street. 

Moved : Keeler/ Meyers 
Vote: Unanimous 




II. Gallery 

A. City Site 

Rupert Jenkins presented the City Site proposals chosen 
by the Selection Panel. Proposals would be commissioned 
as funding allows; currently there is funding for 2 
proposals. The Selection Panel had originally ranked 
the proposal by Josephine Iselin and Kathryn Weinstein 
third, and the Chris Kometer proposal second, but the 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Monday, March 25, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 



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& Education Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
iai equity grants information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 



utists LictNsss AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
SuititomaY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
' 8I APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve the design of mural by Marta Ayala, 
Patricia Rose and Deidre Weinberg for Yuet Lee 
Restaurant, 3601 26th Street. 

b. Motion to approve and accept "Peaceable Kingdom" by 
Arthur Gonzalez, located at Taraval Police Station, 
into the Civic Art Collection of the City and County of 
San Francisco. 

c. Motion to authorize final payment to Arthur Gonzalez on 
contract #2820013 for completion of work to design, 
fabricate and install artwork at Taraval Police 
Station. 

d. Motion to approve and accept "Kate, Allan, Javier, 
Ting, Sloanie", located at Taraval Police Station, into 
the Civic Art Collection of the City and County of San 
Franc isco . 

e. Motion to authorize final payment to Scott Donahue on 
Contract #2820015 for completion of work to design, 
fabricate and install artwork at Taraval Police 
Station. 

f. Motion to approve Public Art laboratory proposal by Kim 
Anno to be executed by San Francisco Art Institute 
graduate students on April 1 at Justin Herman Plaza. 



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Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay John Winder up to $2,500 in consultancy fees for 
his continued services on the Promenade Ribbon project. 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Judy Marocco/Glass Block Designs up to 55,000 for 
glass block repair work on the North and South 
Promenade Ribbon. 



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i. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 

"Constellation", 160 oval mirrors sandblasted with the 
names of 20th century authors, installed on a painted 
metal panel wall and lit with fibre optics, by Nayland 
Blake with lighting design by Architectural Lighting 
Design, and commissioned for the San Francisco Public 
Library by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

"Untitled" , 50,000 hand notated catalogue cards 
imbedded in artisan plaster on three floors of the new 
Main Library, by Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain, 
commissioned for the San Francisco Public Library by 
the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Motion to accept with gratitude the mural painting by 
Mark Evans and Charlie Brown titled INTO THE LIGHT for 
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center in the New Main 
Library, a gift of the artists with the generous 
support of Robert and Ayse Kenmore. 

1. Motion to approve final text of amendment to Art 
Enrichment Ordinance for submission to Board of 
Supervisors . 

m. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
expend up to $2500 to Advanced Composite Technologies, 
Inc. to proceed with test concrete repair on the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon. 

3:05 II. Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton 

Jon Rubin/Harrell Fletcher, Tirso Gonzalez, Barry 

McGee , and Josef a Vaughan 

Artist Presentations of design proposals. 

3:35 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Presentation and request for approval of revised 
design for sculptural light reflectors by James 
Carpenter . 

b. Presentation and request for approval of revised 
column distribution for Su-Chen Hung welcome 
panels . 

c. Presentation and request for approval of final 
design for Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor. 

3:55 IV. 911 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil, Avis Jones, Cheryl Riley 
Report on progress of 911 Public Art projects. 
Request for approval of program for community 
involvement in design and fabrication of art work 
at 911 center. 



4:15 V. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

Report on program future and next series of 

projects 

4:25 VI. Fire Station #44 

Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of final design by Elizabeth 

Saltos for artwork at Fire Station #44. 

4:35 VII. Mid Embarcadero Artist Selection 

Jill Manton 

Review of Finalists Work and Panelists' Comments 
Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with the artists 
selected for a conceptual design contract in the 
amount of $15,000 each. 

5:05 VII I . Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Proposed design revision for F Line poetry 

plaques . 

Approval of poems recommended for South 

Embarcadero and King Street Muni Platforms. 

5:15 IX. Millbrae Water Facility 
Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of landscape/artwork design for 
Millbrae Water Facility. 

5:25 X. Moscone Convention Center 

Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil 

Report on protective barrier for Map #33 and 

informational brochure about the art work. 

5:35 XI. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Jill Manton 
Report on status of bid award. 

5:45 XII. Fire Station #34 
Anders Barth 

Presentation of proposed revisions to outdoor 
terra cotta mural. 

6:00 XIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Gallery report 

Motion to approve exhibition proposals for 

gallery. 

6:20 XIV. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Report on installation of Aycock artwork. Request 
for approval of additional funds for engineering 
design and structural reinforcement of fan wall 
and revised base for ADA. 



6:30 XV. Civic Center Courthouse 

Jill Manton 

Motion to increase budget for Lewis De Soto's Jury 
Assembly Room Project, in an amount to be 
specified at the Committee meeting, for bond 
insurance and interpretive identification plaque. 

6:40 XVI. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Market Street Art in Transit 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Taraval Police Station 

e. 911 Center 

f. Library 

g. Gallery 

h. Sheriff's Facility 

7: 00. XVII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbsidc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINTING 
Monday, March 25, 1996 
3 :00 P.M. 

M I N LIES 



L ommi ss loners present 

Ann- 11. -a 1 y , Chair 
Emily Keeler 
Will iam Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present : 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill M a n t o n 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Rupert Jenkins 



Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton summed up the parameters of the 
project: 3 artists and 1 artist team were 
commissioned to create two design proposals each for 
a 2' by 10' art panel made of ceramic steel that will 
be incorporated into the ramp wall of new accessible 
boarding islands Muni is constructing. Each artist 
was assigned to a particular line and was directed to 
spend time in the community in the process of 
developing designs. 

A. Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher, assigned to the 
L Taraval line, presented their proposal for an image 
made from various family photographs of Asian and 
Caucasian residents of the sunset. The design idea 
evolved after a meeting in which community members 
expressed the desire for a representation of greater 
unity between the sunset residents. Rubin and 
Fletcher proposed a 2' x 10' image in black and 
white, and a 2' x 10' image which included a yellow 
ribbon of text describing the families and images 
reproduced. In addition, Rubin and Fletcher proposed 
an art panel double in length, 2' x 20' , if 
production costs are financially feasible, in order 
to be able to include more photographs and be more 
visually effective. Concern was expressed for the 
legibility of the text. Committee members favored 
the longer version but recommended approval of four 
alternatives: 2'xl0' without text, 2' x 10' with 
text, 2' x 10' without text and 2' x 20' with text. 



ACTION": 



Motion to approve t he four alternative 



design proposals by Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin. 
MOVED: Keeler/ Meyer 
\ < 1 IK : L'nan i mous 



B. Josefa Vaughan, assigned to the K and M lines, 
described her method of collecting "storyboards" fror 
people in the community, and then incorporating 
drawings and text from storyboards into her designs. 
The first design included wheelchair tracks, 
footprints, and othei figures in motion adapted from 



the storyboards , with images in red and black against 
a white background. The second proposal was a design 
generated by computer to incorporate all the iconic 
elements from each storyhoard collected, using color 
of blue, red, green and white. Jose fa also presented 
an additional design, in red on white with silver 
detailing, which utilized icons such as an apple in 
bold red. Committee responded favorably to all 
des i g'ns . 



ACTION : Motion to 
Jose fa Yaughan. 
Moved: Healy/Keller 
Vo t e : Unanimous 



approve three design proposals by 



C. Barry McGee presented two design proposals. The 
first was a series of heads, drawn in black floating 
on a red background. The second was a series of 
images culled from the N Judah neighborhoods, from 
trees to grates to mailboxes, floating on a sand 
colored background. Barry advised that he was 
reconsidering the color of the second design 
proposal , and might prefer- a red background instead. 
The Committee was in favor. 

ACTION : Motion to approve two design proposals by 
Barry McGee for the Muni Key Stops Project. 
Moved: Keller/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Consent Calendar 

The consent calendar was approved as follows: 



a. Motion to approve the design of mural by Marta 
Ayala, Patricia Rose and Deidre Weinberg for Yuet Lee 

Restaurant. 3601 ?fith Street. 



b. Motion to approve and accept "Peaceable Kingdom" 
by Arthur Gonzalez, located at Taraval Police 
Station, into the Civic Art Collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

c. Motion to authorize final payment to Arthur 
Gonzalez on contract =2820013 for completion of work 
to design, fabricate and install artwork at Taraval 
Police Station. 

d. Motion to approve and accept "Kate, Allan, 
Javier, Ting, Sloanie", located at Taraval Police 
Station, into the Civic Art Collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

e. Motion to authorize final payment to Scott 
Donahue on Contract #2820015 for completion of work 
to design, fabricate and install artwork at Taraval 
Police Station. 

f. Motion to approve Public Art laboratory proposal 
by Kim Anno to be executed by San Francisco Art 
Institute graduate students on April 1 at Justin 
Herman Plaza. 

g. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay John Winder up to S2,500 in 
consultancy fees for his continued services on the 
Promenade Ribbon project. 

h. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Judy Marocco/Glass Block Designs up to 
$5,000 for glass block repair work on the North and 
South Promenade Ribbon. 

i. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 
"Constellation" , 160 oval mirrors sandblasted with 
the names of 20th century authors, installed on a 
painted metal panel wall and lit with fibre optics, 
by Nayland Blake with lighting design by 
Architectural Lighting Design, and commissioned for 
the San Francisco Public Library by the San Francisco 
Art Commission. 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Untitled" , 50,000 hand notated catalogue cards 
imbedded in artisan plaster on three floors of the 
new Main Library, by Ann Hamilton and Ann 
Chamberlain, commissioned for the San Francisco 
Public Library by the San Francisco Art Commission. 



k. Motion to accept with gratitude the mural 
painting by Mark Evans and Charlie Brown titled INTO 
THE LIGHT for James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center 
in the New Main Library, a gift of the artists with 
the generous support of Robert and Ayse Kenmore. 



1. Motion to approve final text of amendment to Art 
Enrichment Ordinance for submission to Board of 
Superv isors, 

m. Motion to authorize the Director of Cu 
Affairs to expend up to $2500 to Advanced Composite 
Technologies, Inc. to proceed with test concrete 
repair on the South Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the consent calendar. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Airport 

A. Revised Proposal: James Carpenter Sculptural 
Light Reflectors 

Susan Pontious presented drawings and material 
samples for James Carpenter's revised proposal for 
the sculptural light reflectors for the new 
International Terminal. She said that not only is 
the revision significantly less costly (estimated at 
SI. 6 instead of S2 million), the new material is more 
in keeping with the artist's original artistic 
intent . 

ACTION : Motion to approve revised design, using 
silicone coated fiberglass, for sculptural light 
reflectors for the San Francisco International 
Airport by James Carpenter. 
Moved: Keeler/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Revised Proposal: Column distribution of Su-Chen 
Hung glass welcome panels 

Susan Pontious reported that the cost of the 
individual cast glass panels had increased more than 
originally estimated. Therefore, it would 
significantly increase the budget to proceed with 
"Scheme B" , which called for distributing the panels 
on 16 columns as approved last month. An 
alternative proposal was to treat every column in 
front of the immegration check-in stations (11 
columns). This, in addition to changing the column 
cladding and brackets to anodized aluminium instead 
of stainless steel, brings the project well within 
budget of 5600,000. 

ACTION : Motion to approve revised column 
distribution, which is for every column in front of 
the immigration check-in station, for Su-Chen Hung 
welcome panels for SFIA. 
Moved: Rascon/Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 



B. Final Design, Lewis deSoto Terrazzo Floor for 
Arrivals Lobby. 

Susan Pontious presented the computer line drawing of 
Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor design for the arrivals 
lobby of the new International Terminal. She 
reported that there would be 175 airport plaques in 
nickel silver. The plaques would have the actual 
approach maps that the pilots use for the airport 
etched into them, along with the city name. The grid 
lines and isobar map divider strips would be zinc, 
and the outline of the continents would be in brass. 

Ms. Pontious reported that she did not yet have the 
terrazzo samples, but would bring them in for 
approval as soon as they were available. She said 
that the artist and architects were working on a 
tonal gradation from the standard gray terrazzo used 
in the rest of the building, with gradations to 
darker, bluer terrazzo in the center of the isobar 
map . 

ACTION : Motion to approve final design layout for 
Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor for SFIA, with terrazzo 
colors to be approved at a later date. 
Moved: Keeler/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Design of the new 9-1-1 Center has begun again after 
an 18-month hiatus. The budget for the art project 
has increased to 5180,000 due to the increased cost 
of the building. As a result, it is possible to 
implement a program for extensive community 
participation in art-making for the exterior wall of 
the building. A draft of this program was presented 
to the Committee in October. Tonia Macneil reported 
that she met with the Community Advisory Committee's 
Building Art Sub-Committee to obtain their comments. 
She presented a revised program according to the 
input given. Avis Jones, the CAO ' s liaison to the 
community, and Cheryl Riley spoke about the program 
and its intended goals. 

Under the supervision of the Art Commission, the 
artist and the Art Sub-Committee, a series of 
workshops will be held for different age-groups at 
three sites in the Western Addition, at which 
participants will create elements of the art work. In 
addition, community members can be involved in 
assembling the art work during construction. 

Cheryl Riley will provide overall design perameters 
anil oversee production of the art. Community member's 
work will be coordinated and supervised by an 
independent contractor hired by the Commission with 
the advice of the Art Subcommittee. 



V. 



Tonia Macneil requested approval of the program for 
community involvement in the artwork on the ex 
walls of the 9-1-1 Center, and authorization to the 
Director to enter into contract for an amounl not to 
exceed 530,000 for implementation of the program. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the process for communitj 
involvement in the design and implementation of ar 
on the exterior of the 911 Building and authorization 
to the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
contract to implement the process for an amount not 
to exceed 830,000. 
Moved: Healy/Keeler 
Vote : Unan i mous 




rk with Bill Maxwell. The decision regarding the 
cond slot was deferred to the Visual Arts Committee 
after after reviewing the work of the four 
applicants. The Visual Arts Committee decided that 
both Bill Maxwell and Buster Simpson would be the 
most appropriate candidates. 

ACTION : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Bill Maxwell and 
Buster Simpson for conceptual design contract for the 
Mid Embarcadero in the amount of 815,000 each. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

The Commissioners were pleased with the 
representation of poetry proposed for the Muni Metro 
platforms on South Embarcadero and King Street. They 
felt that the work represented a diversity of talent, 
voices and perspectives. Another subsequent 
submission of materials will be made until a total of 
25 poems have been approved. The Committee voted to 
support the proposed solution to the F line poetry 
plaques pending availability of funds from Muni. 

ACTION : Motion to approve poems recommended for the 
Historic and Interpretive Signage Project for South 
Embarcadero and King Street Muni platforms and to 
approve proposed retrofit of F line poetry plaques. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 



VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that Jill Manton has received 
plans and a bid for fabrication and installation of i 
protective railing" in front of "Map No. 33" in the 



lobby of Moscone Center's Esplanade Ballroom. The 
budget and plans were approved by Jack 
Moerschbaecher , the CAO ' s Director of Facilities 
Management. Funds and implementation of the railing 
will be provided by the Convention Center. The Art 
Commission needs only to approve its installation. 

ACTION : Motion to approve installation of protective 
barrier for Map =33 at Moscone Convention Center per 
plans submitted by Tiopa Designs and to approve 
production of informational brochure about art work. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanious 

VIII. Fire Station #34 

Anders Barth presented her revised proposal for Fire 
Station #34. The revision consisted of better 
resolution of the bottom quarter of the design. She 
also presented samples of her glazes. She discussed 
her glazing technique, which consists of repeated 
firings, beginning with a dark glaze and working 
towards medium, and then lighter highlights. The 
Committee said that they would like to see the same 
gradations of tone demonstrated in the glaze tests. 

ACTION : Motion to approve proposed revisions to 

outdoor terra cotta mural by Anders Barth for Fire 

Station #34 . 

Moved: Rascon/Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Gallery 

ACTION : Motion to approve proposal by Julio Morales 
and Domingo Nuno for gallery exhibition in late 
August or September, 1996. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Library 

Susan Pontious reported that there have been a number 
of difficulties regarding the installation of Alice 
Aycock's conical stair. The first is that the fan 
wall needs additional reinforcement to stand without 
hitting the glass curtain wall. Currently, Ed 
Goudie, of Preece Goudie Structural Engineers is 
reviewing the stair and proposing a solution. 



In addition, the Department of Building inspection 
has informed us that the stair and sculpture do not 
meet ADA and Title 24. This is because the stair, 
and the leaning sculptural elements, impinge on the 
80" clear head room space required and mitigation 
will be required. Solutions discussed with the 
artist and Carla Johnson from DBI include a raised 
base on the fan wall and a 5" aluminium "curb" around 



the cone, stair, and A wall. We do not yet have an 
estimate for the cost of this mitigation, but it will 
probably exceed funds that the Art Commission has 
available . 

Ms^ Pontious reported that she has approximately 
S15,000 left in contingency, and asked approval to 
use these funds as necessary to pay for engineering 
and additional structural costs for the fan wall. 

ACTION' : Motion to approve additional contingency 
funds for engineering design and struct n 
reinforcement of fan wall of Alice Aycock conical 
stairway for New Main Library. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 



Meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm , 
Respectfully submitted, 



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Eleanor W. Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 




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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

2 5 Van Niss Ave. Sunt 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 
in. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.2595 



MEMORANDUM 



DATE: 



March 20, 1996 



TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 
FROM: Tonia Macneil 



RE: 9-1-1 Center: Public Art Program 

Community Involvement in the design and 
implementation of public art at the 9-1-1 
Emergency Dispatch Center. 

Background : 

From its inception in 1994, the public art program at the 911 

Center was intended to include community input. 

Last Fall, at the urging of a coalition of Western Addition 
residents, a process was developed so that neighborhood residents 
can participate in the design and fabrication of the art for the 
exterior of the building. That process was introduced to the VAC 
at the October meeting, along with the request to increase the 
art enrichment allocation. 

The CAO has agreed to a budget increase so that we are able to 
implement the community program. The new budget is now $180,000. 

On March 12 I introduced the community input process to a 
subcommittee of the CAO ' s Citizen Advisory Committee. It was 
enthusiastically received. The committee suggested changes so 
that the process will work for their constituents, and agreed to 
move forward with implementation once it is approved by the 
Commission . 

The process is intended to maximize community input, while 
assuring design and execution of the highest quality. In addition 
to her own design, Cheryl Riley will maintain design and quality 
control over the community portion of the art. 

Tentatively, the product will be form-work on the concrete walls 
of the building and parking structure. I am currently working 
with Cheryl and Pamela Collier of Levy Design Partners to further 
develop this idea. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Authorization to proceed with the general process as presented 
for community involvement in the design and implementation of art 
on the exterior of the 9-1-1 Building, and to select and enter 
into contract with a project coordinator for an amount not to 
exceed $30,000 to implement the process. 



9-1-1 Center 

Public Art Program 

Community Involvement in the design and implementation of public 

art at the 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center. 

Goals : 

To create a public art work for the 9-1-1 Center which is 
designed and fabricated with community input. 

To create a new community landmark. 

To engender a sense of pride and ownership in the artwork. 

To act as a graffitti deterrent. 

To provide training and employment opportunities for 
neighborhood residents and workers in: 

Administration, community organizing 

Design 

Teaching 

Skilled crafts 
To provide opportunities for creative expression for 
neighborhood families, youth and seniors. 

Project format: 

The public art process includes the design, fabrication and 
installation of art work. In the process, the artist will work 
with the community to engage them in the creative activity of 
public art. 

During the design phase, a series of workshops will be held in 
community facilities to give community members the opportunity to 
participate in the design process. The workshops will be made 
available through pre-existing programs, and will train and 
employ community artists, youth and young adults to act as 
teaching assistants and paid interns during this phase. 

During the fabrication phase, apprentices will be employed to 
work with the fabricators and perhaps the installers. 

Project Specifications: 

Community Involvement 

The Public Art Subcommittee of the 9-1-1 Project Citizens' 
Advisory Committee will work with City to design the program. The 
subcommittee includes Cheryl Riley, Avis Jones, CAO ' s liaison 
Tonia Macneil, interested citizens as well as representatives of 
existing service organizations. Western Addition residents or 
workers will be hired for the paid positions, including 
coordinator, teaching assistants and interns. 

Administrative costs will be minimized by working with existing 
agencies and community organizations to provide the coordination 
required . 



Three neighborhood sites will be contracted to hold training 
sessions and workshops. Sites under consideration are: Hamilton 
Recreation Center, Center for African and African American Arts 
And Culture ( CAAC ) and Margaret Hayward Playground Recreation 
Center . 

The workshops will provide an art experience for a broad cross- 
section of the community. Workshops will consist of three two- 
hour sessions at each site. Workshop sessions may be geared to a 
specific age group, so that there may be a workshop for children, 
one for families, and one for teens. 

Program Design and Administration 

The Art Commission and CAO ' s office will oversee the program. 

A part-time coordinator who will report to the subcommittee will 

be employed to help design, set up, advertise, manage and 

administrate the program. 

Process : 
Design Phase 

Concept: Afternoon or weekend program for community 

residents to engage with a professional artist 
during the design process, workshops will be a 
advertised and open to any Western Addition 
resident . 

Duration: Two to three months, June through August of 1996. 
Three two-hour workshops at each of three sites. 

Format: Format to be determined by discussions with the 
artist and others related to the project. 

Participation: 

Coordinator 

The subcommittee will hire a coordinator to help 
to identify workshop staff, design and coordinate 
the workshop program, advertize the program, 
purchase supplies, train the paid participants, 
oversee the workshops and provide written 
documentation of the community involvement. 

Technical Artist 

An artist familiar with the form-work process, 
able to work with community groups and experienced 
as a teacher will be hired to develop the workshop 
curriculum and train the workshop staff in the 
necessary skills. 

Workshop staff 

Up to six individuals who are residents or workers 
in the Western Addition will be selected to 
participate in training sessions and work with the 
artist as teaching assistants and interns during 
the workshops. Work will be paid on a per-hour 
basis for a maximum of 36 hours each. 



Workshop participants 

Workshops will be advertised to the Western 
Addition community. They will be geared to 
specific groups such as children of different age 
groups, families, teens, and seniors. Workshops 
will be free and supplies will be provided. 

Product: The product of the art workshops will be the 

design and ability to execute form-work for the 
concrete walls of the building, parking structure 
and related walls. The artist will have design 
control over the form-work, and will work with the 
teaching assistants to develop the design and the 
process for teaching and developing the designs. 

Fabrication Phase 

Concept: A work opportunity for qualified individuals 
including training and work in tile-setting, 
mosaic fabrication, and/or other skills during the 
fabrication of the art work. 

Duration: up to 3 months, up to 36 hours a week. 

Format: Training and experience in a skilled craft. The 
training and work will take place on the 
manufacturer's premises. 

Participation : 

The Art Commission, subcommittee, artist and 
fabricator will identify and select individuals to 
be trained in the crafts required to fabricate the 
artwork and to work as apprentice employees. 

Products: Completed art work and participation in the 

fabrication of the public art work for the 911 
Center . 

Budget 

Design Phase Estimated Budget: 

Youth Employment: $3,500 

Project coordinator: $4,000 

Artist time/3 sites: $1,500 

Artist/technician: $3,000 

Insurance, worker's comp, ssi. $1,000 

Materials, tools, etc. $2 ,000 

TOTAL: $15,000 

Fabrication Phase Estimated Budget: 
Youth Employment: $5,000 

Coordination: $2,000 

Artist time: $2,000 

Fabricator/supervisor: $2,000 

Materials, etc: $3,000 

Insurance, worker's comp, ssi. $ 1 , 000 

$15,000 

TOTAL ESTIMATED PROGRAM BUDGET: $30,000 




programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

'OPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISS ION 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, April 17, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE. Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an information card and giving it to the 
Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during 
the appropriate agenda item. 



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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. 



3:00 I. Consent Calendar 

Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for the 
Golden Gate Elementary School sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 



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Motion to authorize reimbursement to Vito Acconci for 
reasonable travel costs incurred in developing 
preliminary design concept for Mid-Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon, said amount not to exceed S5.000. 



Motion to authorize travel expenses for Bill Maxwell 
and Buster Simpson incurred in developing preliminary 
design and art concept for mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, said amount not to exceed $2,500. 

Motion to approve James Lambertus' commission for a 
poster project in lieu of a banner project for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program, and to approve an 
honorarium of 53,000 for the creation of 6 camera-ready 
artworks, and production expenses of up to S3800 for 24 
posters . 

Authorization to make final payment to Ann Chamberlain 
on design contract =2820008 for design of artwork for 
the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

3:05 II. Briefing on Selection Process 




3:20 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
a. Pending" approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations for proposals submitted by- 
Mildred Howard and the teams of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, and Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel, for the SFIA Concourse Gateroom Walls. 



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b. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval to pay Mildred Howard and the 
teams of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya, and 
Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel , S5,000 each for 
further design development of their proposals for 
the Gateroom walls at SFIA. 

c. Approval to invite Rigo, Squeak Carnwaith, Kent 
Roberts, and Oliver Jackson to submit proposals 
for the Concourse Gateroom walls at SFIA, and to 
pay each an honorarium of 31,000. 

d. Appointment of representative or representatives 
to sit on the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

3:40 IV. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton 

a. Presentation of Susan Schwart zenberg Market Street 
publication and request for approval. 

b. Approval of Guidelines for Market Street Cycle 5 

4:00 V. Hallidie Plaza Elevator 

Eleanor Beaton, John Ammirati 
Presentation of Artist's design 

4:10 VI. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Eduardo Pineda, Ray Patlan 

Review and approval of design of tile work on the 

Jose Coronado Playground recreation building. 

4:20 VII. Fire Station #44 

Tonia Macneil, Elizabeth Saltos 

Review and request for approval of final design of 

artwork for Fire Station t44 . 

4:30 VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Proposal for June/July group show. 
Presentation by Due Nguyen, co-curator with 
Rupert Jenkins 

4:50 IX. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Progress Report on final installations 



5:00 X. Jackson Playground - new project 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of art enrichment guidelines and 
request for approval to begin artist selection and 
design process. 



5:10. XI. Moscone Convention Center Expansion - new project 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of art 
enrichment guidelines and budget and to begin 
artist selection. 

5:20 XII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Promenade Ribbon 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Civic center Courthouse 

e. 911 Center 

f Taraval Police Station, 

g. Mission Police Station 

h. Sunnydale Pump Station 

i. Bayview Police Station 

5:40 XI I I . Ad journment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held ai 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible cutbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses—serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

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disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
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individuals. 

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at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
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PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Rtvitw 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

TOPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



SAN FRANCISCO A II T C O M M I S S I O N 



REVISED AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, April 24, 1996 

3:30 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an information card and giving it to the 
Committee Secretary, who will schedule testimony during 
the appropriate agenda item. 



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AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE 
ACTION MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
RECOMMENDATION TO APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER 
APPROVAL. 

3:30 I. Consent Calendar 

a. Motion to approve mural design by Ann Sherry for the 
Golden Gate Elementary School sponsored by the Mural 
Resource Center. 



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b. Motion to authorize reimbursement to Vito Acconci for 
reasonable travel costs incurred in developing 
preliminary design concept for Mid-Embarcadero 
Promenade Ribbon, said amount not to exceed $5,000. 



c. Motion to authorize travel expenses for Bill Maxwell 
and Buster Simpson incurred in developing preliminary 
design and art concept for mid-Embarcadero Open Space 
Project, said amount not to exceed $2,500. 

d. Motion to approve James Lambertus' commission for a 
poster project in lieu of a banner project for the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program, and to approve an 
honorarium of $3,000 for the creation of 6 camera-ready 
artworks, and production expenses of up to $3800 for 24 
posters . 

e. Authorization to make final payment to Ann Chamberlain 
on design contract #2820008 for design of artwork for 
the San Francisco General Hospital Parking Garage. 

3:35 II. Briefing on Selection Process 



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3:50 III. Airport 

Susan Pontious 
a. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval of Selection Panel 
recommendations for proposals submitted by 
Mildred Howard and the teams of Juana Alicia and 
Emmanuel Montoya, and Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel , for the SFIA Concourse Gateroom Walls. 



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b. Pending approval of the Airport Art Steering 
Committee, approval to pay Mildred Howard and the 
teams of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya, and 
Larrv Sultan and Mike Mandel, $5,000 each for 
further design development of their proposals for 
the Gateroom walls at SFIA. 

c. Approval to invite Rigo, Squeak Carnwaith, Kent 
Roberts, and Oliver Jackson to submit proposals 
for the Concourse Gateroom walls at SFIA, and to 
pay each an honorarium of $1,000. 

d. Motion to approve design development contract for 
Ann Preston's proposal for Concourse A, SFIA, in 
the amount of $28,110. 

e. Appointment of representative or representatives 

to sit on the Airport Art Steering Committee. 

4:10 IV. Market Street Art in Transit 
Eleanor Beaton 

a. Presentation of Susan Schwartzenberg Market Street 
publication and request for approval. 

b. Approval of Guidelines for Market Street Cycle 5 

4:30 V. Hallidie Plaza Elevator 

Eleanor Beaton, John Ammirati 
Presentation of Artist's design 

4:40 VI. Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Eduardo Pineda, Ray Patlan 

Review and approval of design of tile work on the 

Jose Coronado Playground recreation building. 

4:50 VII. Fire Station #44 

Tonia Macneil, Elizabeth Saltos 

Review and request for approval of final design of 

artwork for Fire Station #44. 

5:00 VIII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

a. Gallery update 

b. Proposal for June/July group show. 
Presentation by Due Nguyen, co-curator with 
Rupert Jenkins 

5:20 IX. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Progress Report on final installations 

5:30 X. Jackson Playground - new project 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation of art enrichment guidelines and 
request for approval to begin artist selection and 
design process. 



5:50. XI Moscone Convention Center Expansion - new project 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of art 
enrichment guidelines and budget and to begin 
artist selection. 



6:00 XII. Promenade Ribbon Sculpture 

Jill Manton 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into preliminary design contract 
for Mid Embarcadero for a fee of $7,000 each with 
each of the following: Vito Acconci, Stanley 
Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. 

6:10 XIII. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Hospital Parking Garage 

c. Civic center Courthouse 

d. 911 Center 

e Taraval Police Station. 

f. Mission Police Station 

g. Sunnydale Pump Station 
h. Bayview Police Station 



6:25 XIV . Ad journment 



ACCESSIBILITY INFORM A TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held al 2: 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 

Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: April 9, 1996 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil'^M 

RE: Jackson Playground 



The Park and Recreation Department is renovating the playground 
at Jackson Park at the base of Potrero Hill. The community and 
Park and Rec have allocated funds and asked the Art Commission to 
administrate a small art enrichment project as part of the 
renovation . 

The project will begin immediately and end by the Fall of 1996. 
It is possible to take on a project of this size at this time 
because we are already administrating a similar project at the 
Jose Coronado Playground and can benefit from work already 
completed on that project. 

Following is an outline of the scope of the project, the budget, 
and the proposed recruitment process. 

JACKSON PARK PUBLIC ART PROJECT 

Scope: Work with neighborhood children to design and 

create tiles to be inset into a new seating 
wall at the Jackson Park Playground. 

Budget: Artist's fees and all expenses including 
tiles, glazes, firing and delivery: up to 
$6,000, depending upon expenses. 
Art Commission administration: $1,000 

Timeline: 

May, 1996: Design meeting with artist, 

architect, Parks and Recreation, 

parents' group. 
June, 1996: Artwork design approval. 

June-August 1996: Work with children to design 

and create tiles. 
September, 1996: Complete tiles for delivery. 

Selection Process: 

Recruitment (April, early May) 

Contact neighborhood artists and advertise on Potrero 
Hill and surrounding areas: Neighborhood House; Project 
Artaud; Sally's, Farley's, Thinker's Cafe, etc.; 



Artists' lofts: 18th and Arkansas and 18th and 
Missouri; Etc. 

Selection (mid-late May) 

Pre-selection of a short list of candidates by project 
curator. Slide review and selection of a candidate from 
short list by Rec and Park project manager, landscape 
architect, parents' representative, project curator. 

Design Process: 

A preliminary design meeting will take place following 
the artist's selection, attended by the project 
architect, the artist, and representatives from the 
community, Park and Recreation and the Art Commission. 

The artist will present design guidelines, budget, 
timeline and process for children's involvement to the 
Visual Arts Committee at the June meeting. 

Fabrication : 

Workshops with neighborhood children will take place at 
the Jackson Park Recreation Center. The artist will 
provide all materials, finishing, firing and delivery 
of the tiles to the general contractor in time for 
incorporation into the new playground features. 

ACTION REQUESTED: 

Approval of guidelines and budget for incorporation of public art 

into the renovated playground at Jackson Park, and authorization 

to the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with 

an artist to implement the project for an amount not to exceed 

$6,000. 



STAFF REPORT 

DATE: April 9, 1996 

TO: Members of the Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Tonia Macneil~[A\ 

RE: George R. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

As a result of the passage of Proposition A, the City will build 
an extension to the current Moscone Convention Center, to be 
located on Howard Street between 4th and 5th Streets. 

The CAO has requested that the art enrichment be integrated into 
the architecture, rather than added later on. As he has already 
begun recruitment of a project architect, we plan to begin artist 
selection as soon as possible, so that artists can participate in 
the building design from the outset. 

Jill Manton and I have had a preliminary meeting with the head of 
Convention Facilities, Jack Moerschbaecher , however we hope to 
meet again prior to the Visual Arts Committee meeting to finalize 
our understanding. We expect to provide complete guidelines at 
the VAC meeting on the 17th. 



DATE: 4/9/96 

TO: Honorable Members of Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Susan Pontious 

RE: Staff Report: Airport 

1. Appointment of Member or Members of Airport Art 
Steering Committee. 

With the appointment of new commissioners, the Committee 
will need to appoint a new representative or representatives 
to serve on the Airport Art Steering Committee. The AASC is 
composed of six members, three representing the Airport and 
three representing the Art Commission. The AASC ' s charge is 
to review all things pertaining to the Art Commission's art 
program at the Airport. 

Presently, the Airport's representatives are: Jason Yuen, 
the Airport's consultant and former Director of Planning and 
Construction for the Airport, and former Airport 
Commissioners, Bill Coblentz and Stan Mattison. The Art 
Commission has been represented by Anne Healy, (who has just 
recently been replaced as an Art Commissioner), Bob LaRocca, 
also a former Art Commissioner, and Jill Manton , Director of 
the Public Art Program. 

The AASC meets approximately every other month, or on an "as 
need" basis. The meetings have traditionally been held on 
Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. 

2. Artist Proposals for Gateroom Walls in Concourses 
A and G 

The Airport is building two new concourses, A and G. Each 
concourse has two-story gaterooms (four in A, five in G) 
approximately 200 ft. long. The two-story end walls (31' x 
35' ) in these gaterooms were identified as potential sites 
for artwork as part of the Airport Art Master Plan prepared 
by our consultant, Roger Berry. We plan to commission 
artwork for one wall in each gateroom, and have budgeted 
these commissions at up to $90,000 each. 

Three months ago, a selection panel (composed of Kathy 
Holland, an independent consultant specializing in the 
formation and management of art collections, Karen 
Tsujimoto, Associate Curator for the Art Department at the 
Oakland Museum, and Armondo Rascon, Art Commissioner, artist 
and curator, and Raymond Saunders, artist) reviewed the work 



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of over 200 artists, and selected eleven finalists t 
prepare proposals for these walls. On March 29th, the BilJ 
Coblentz from the AASC joined the original selection panel 
as a voting member to review proposals from 10 of the 11 
artists previously selected as finalists for 9 large walls 
in the gaterooms of Concourses A and G ( Lorna Simpson did 
not submit a proposal). Representatives from the 
architectural firms and project managers from the Airport 
were also present as advisors. 

The panel was in unanimous agreement in favor of proposals 
submitted by Mildred Howard, and the teams of Juana Alicia 
and Emmanuel Montoya, and Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel . 
However, representatives from the Airport expressed concern 
that Mildred Howard's proposal, a relief sculpture composed 
of piles of aluminum suitcases entitled "Carousel 21: Is 
this your suitcase?" , might offend the airlines, and 
therefore would not be permitted. I have subsequently been 
asked to bring Ms. Howard's macquette out to the Airport for 
review by senior staff and perhaps airline officials. 

The majority of the panel was also in strong support of two 
other artists, Viola Frey and Enrique Chagoya, and wanted to 
approve these two artists. However, the panel did not feel 
that the proposals submitted by these artists were adequate. 
In the case of Ms. Frey, they thought the size and 
relationship of the figures was not resolved. Mr. Chagoya 
did not design a work specifically for the airport; he 
submitted previous work that he proposed to enlarge and 
translate into ceramic steel media. 

The panel eliminated two of the artists who submitted 
proposals (John Roloff and Paul Kos ) , but agreed that Gronk , 
Rupert Garcia, Nori Sato, and Lorna Simpson be given the 
opportunity to re-submit. They also agreed that previously 
approved alternates (Rigo, Kent Roberts, Squeak Carnwaith, 
and Oliver Jackson) be asked to submit proposals. 

Re commend at ion : 

1. Approve design contracts in the amount of $5,000 with 
Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya, Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel, and Mildred Howard. We would delay contracting 
with Mildred Howard until we confirmed with the Airport that 
her proposal was acceptable. 

2. Invite Viola Frey, Enrique Chagoya, Gronk, Rupert 
Garcia, Nori Sato and Lorna Simpson to revise their 



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proposals and re-submit, 
paid. 



No additional honorarium will be 



3. Invite the four alternates, Rigo, Squeak Carnwaith, 
Kent Roberts and Oliver Jackson, to submit proposals. These 
artists would be paid an honorarium of $1,000 each for their 
proposals. 



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Civic Art Couectioi- 

Civic Design Review 

Community Art: 

& Epucatioc 

Cultural Equity Grant: 

Tors Symi'hony Concert: 

Public Ar 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, May 15, 1996 

3:30 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 



Artists Licenses 

Suits 70 

415 252.2581 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



415 554 6080 I. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by Fran Valesco for 
Francisco Middle School funded by the Neighborhood 
Beaut i ficat ion Fund. 

B. Motion to approve revised design by Barry McGee for the 
Muni Key Stops Project. 

C. Motion to approve final selection of poetry for King 
Street/South Embarcadero segment of the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project. 

D. Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
project for Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve payment of up to $5,000 to Fiberstars 
or Fibercreations for replacement of lamps in the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Sculpture. 

F. Motion to approve payment of $1,412.57 to Fiberstars 
for additional fiber optic work related to installation 
of North Embarcadero segment of Promenade Ribbon 
Project . 

G. Motion to approve increase in original contract with 
Atthowe Fine arts by $16,320 for a contract total of 
$73,320 for the relocation of the sculpture by Bufano 
titled Peace. 




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City and County oe I 
San Francisco 



Motion to approve increase in original contract with 
Sheedy Drayage Co. by $12,620 for a contract total of 
$62,620 for the relocation of the sculpture by Bufano 
titled Peace. 

Motion to approve contract modification for Genevieve 
Baird, Fine Art Conservator by increasing contract 
$16,900 for partial conservation of Tilden's Baseball 
Player located in Golden Gate Park. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252 2590 fax 415.252.25' 



II. 9-1-1 Emergency Command Center 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley, Clifford Rainey 
Presentation and request for approval of artists 
conceptual proposals. Request for approval of selection 
panel's recommendation of individual to coordinate community 
work in fabrication of public art for the 9-1-1 Center. 

III. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 

Presentation of artist's revised proposal and request 
for approval, or request for approval of increase to 
artist's contract of up to $6,000. 

IV. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery report 

B. Presentation of work by guest curator Glen Helfand and 
request for approval for proposed July/August exhibition 
"Celebrity/Self. " 

V. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and discussion of proposed guidelines. 
Request for authorization to begin artist selection and to 
pay honorariums of up to $50 per half day to jurors serving 
on selection panel and up to $250 plus travel expenses for 
artists selected as finalists for the competition. 

VI . Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Conceptual Approval of Ik-Joong Kang proposal for 
International Terminal. 

B. Approval of terrazzo palette and medallion prototype 
for Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor design, "On the Air", 
designed for the International Terminal. 

C. Approval of full scale prototype of cast glass panels 
for Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal for International Terminal. 

D. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with James Carpenter Design Assoc, 
for $40,000 for Construction Documents Phase 2.3 for 
sculptural light reflectors for International Terminal. 

VII. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with Michael 
Manwaring for preliminary design services in the mid- 
Embarcadero for the Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project for 1st phase design fee of $37,500. 



VIII. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with John Winder 
thru GSC Raphael Associates, an MBE firm, for the amount of 
$30,000 to provide architectural coordination services, 
research, specification preparation and construction 
management for the mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Project, 

IX. MUNI Key Stops 
Eleanor Beaton 

Discussion of proposed artworks by Tirso Gonzalez 



Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Ordinance Amendment Progress Report 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Civic Center Courthouse 

e. Water Department Projects 

f. Market Street Art in Transit 

g. Ocean Beach Terminal 



XI. Adjournment 



A CCESSIMLITY INFORM A TIOS 

'Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 2 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 




Civic Aki • 

Civic DESIGN Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

POPS Symthonv Concerts 

Pubuc Art 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, May 15, 1996 

3:30 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
i tern. 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415 252 2581 



AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to approve mural design by Fran Valesco for 
Francisco Middle School funded by the Neighborhood 
Beautif icat ion Fund. 

B. Motion to approve revised design by Barry McGee for the 
Muni Key Stops Project. 

C. Motion to approve final selection of poetry for King 
Street/South Embarcadero segment of the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project. 

D. Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
project for Market Street Art in Transit Program. 

E. Motion to approve payment of up to $5,000 to Fiberstars 
or Fibercreations for replacement of lamps in the South 
Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Sculpture. 

F. Motion to approve payment of 51,412.57 to Fiberstars for 
additional fiber optic work related to installation of 
North Embarcadero segment of Promenade Ribbon Project. 

II. 9-1-1 Emergency Command Center 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley, Clifford Rainey 
Presentation and request for approval of artists' 
conceptual proposals. Request for approval of selection 
panel's recommendation of individual to coordinate community 
work in fabrication of public art for the 9-1-1 Center. 



III. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 

Presentation of artist's revised proposal and request 
for approval, or request for approval of increase to 
and county oi artist 's contract of up to $6,000. 

San Francisco 




2 5 Van Ness Ave. Suite 2 4 0. San Francisco. CA 94102 TEL. 415.252 2590 fax 4 1 5. 2 5 2. 2 5 9. 



IV. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

A. Gallery report 

B. Presentation of work by guest curator Glen Helfand and 
request for approval for proposed July/August exhibition 
"Celebrity/Self. " 

V. Moscone Convention Center Expansion 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and discussion of proposed guidelines. 
Request for authorization to begin artist selection and to 
pay honorariums of up to $50 per half day to jurors serving 
on selection panel and up to $250 plus travel expenses for 
artists selected as finalists for the competition. 

VI . Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Conceptual Approval of Ik-Joong Kang proposal for 
International Terminal. 

B. Approval of terrazzo palette and medallion prototype 
for Lewis deSoto ' s terrazzo floor design, "On the Air", 
designed for the International Terminal. 

C. Approval of full scale prototype of cast glass panels 
for Su-Chen Hung ' s proposal for International Terminal. 

D. Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with James Carpenter Design Assoc, 
for $40,000 for Construction Documents Phase 2.3 for 
sculptural light reflectors for International Terminal. 

VII. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with Michael 
Manwaring for preliminary design services in the mid- 
Embarcadero for the Historic and Interpretive Signage 
Project for 1st phase design fee of $37,500. 

VIII. Promenade Ribbon Project 
Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreement with John Winder 
thru GSC Raphael Associates, an MBE firm, for the amount of 
$30,000 to provide architectural coordination services, 
research, specification preparation and construction 
management for the mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Project. 

IX. MUNI Key Stops 
Eleanor Beaton 

Discussion of proposed artworks by Tirso Gonzalez 



X. Staff Reports 

a. Collections 

b. Ordinance Amendment Progress Report 

c. Hospital Parking Garage 

d. Civic Center Courthouse 

e. Water Department Projects 

f. Market Street Art in Transit 

g. Ocean Beach Terminal 

XI. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY INFORMA TION 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans will 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held ai 2 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Monday, May 25, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

M I N U T E S 



Commissioners present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Emily Keeler 
William Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Rupert Jenkins 



Muni Key Stops 

Eleanor Beaton summed up the parameters of the 
project: 3 artists and 1 artist team were 
commissioned to create two design proposals each for 
a 2' by 10' art panel made of ceramic steel that will 
be incorporated into the ramp wall of new accessible 
boarding islands Muni is constructing. Each artist 
was assigned to a particular line and was directed to 
spend time in the community in the process of 
developing designs. 

A. Jon Rubin and Harrell Fletcher, assigned to the 
L Taraval line, presented their proposal for an image 
made from various family photographs of Asian and 
Caucasian residents of the sunset. The design idea 
evolved after a meeting in which community members 
expressed the desire for a representation of greater 
unity between the sunset residents. Rubin and 
Fletcher proposed a 2' x 10' image in black and 
white, and a 2' x 10' image which included a yellow 
ribbon of text describing the families and images 
reproduced. In addition, Rubin and Fletcher proposed 
an art panel double in length, 2' x 20', if 
production costs are financially feasible, in order 
to be able to include more photographs and be more 
visually effective. Concern was expressed for the 
legibility of the text. Committee members favored 
the longer version but recommended approval of four 
alternatives: 2'xlO' without text, 2' x 10' with 
text, 2' x 10' without text and 2' x 20' with text. 



ACTION 



Motion to approve the four alternative 



design proposals by Harrell Fletcher and Jon Rubin, 
MOVED: Keeler/ Meyer 
VOTE: Unanimous 



B. Josefa Vaughan, assigned to the K and M lines, 
described her method of collecting "storyboards" from 
people in the community, and then incorporating 
drawings and text from storyboards into her designs. 
The first design included wheelchair tracks, 
footprints, and other figures in motion adapted from 



the storvboards, with images in red and black against 
a white background. The second proposal was a design 
generated by computer to incorporate all the iconic 
elements from each storyboard collected, using colors 
of blue, red, green and white. Josefa also presented 
an additional design, in red on white with silver 
detailing, which utilized icons such as an in 
bold red. Committee responded favorably to all 
designs . 

ACTION : Motion to approve three design proposals by 

Josefa Vaughan. 

Moved: Healy/Keller 

Vote: Unanimous 

C. Barry McGee presented two design proposals. The 
first was a series of heads, drawn in black floating 
on a red background. The second was a series of 
images culled from the N Judah neighborhoods, from 
trees to grates to mailboxes, floating on a sand 
colored background. Barry advised that he was 
reconsidering the color of the second design 
proposal, and might prefer a red background instead. 
The Committee was in favor. 

ACTION : Motion to approve two design proposals by 
Barry McGee for the Muni Key Stops Project. 
Moved: Keller/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

D. Eleanor Beaton presented the design proposals for 
Tirso Gonzalez who was unable to be present. 
Gonzalez had responded to the suggestion repeated at 
a number of community meetings, to reflect the 
diversity of community members along the J Church 
line. Gonzalez' first design included a series of 
dreamlike figures, holding hands, and using symbols 
such as hearts and moons to serve as the heads . 
Figures were in red against a yellow background. In 
addition blue palm trees line the bottom of the 
design. For the second design, Gonzalez has created 
a series of figures in orange, riding a "spirit 
ghost" in a playful ride. 

ACTION: Motion to approve design proposals by Tirso 

Gonzalez for the Muni Key Stops Project. 

Moved: Meyer/Rascon 

Vote: Unanimous 

II. Consent Calendar 

The consent calendar was approved as follows: 

a. Motion to approve the design of mural by Marta 
Ayala, Patricia Rose and Deidre Weinberg for Yuet Lee 
Restaurant, 3601 26th Street. 



b. Motion to approve and accept "Peaceable Kingdom" 
by Arthur Gonzalez, located at Taraval Police 
Station, into the Civic Art Collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

c. Motion to authorize final payment to Arthur 
Gonzalez on contract =2820013 for completion of work 
to design, fabricate and install artwork at Taraval 
Police Station. 

d. Motion to approve and accept "Kate, Allan, 
Javier-, Ting, Sloanie", located at Taraval Police 
Station, into the Civic Art Collection of the City 
and County of San Francisco. 

e. Motion to authorize final payment to Scott 
Donahue on Contract #2820015 for completion of work 
to design, fabricate and install artwork at Taraval 
Police Station. 

f. Motion to approve Public Art laboratory proposal 
by Kim Anno to be executed by San Francisco Art 
Institute graduate students on April 1 at Justin 
Herman Plaza . 

g. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay John Winder up to S2,500 in 
consultancy fees for his continued services on the 
Promenade Ribbon project. 

h. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Judy Marocco/Glass Block Designs up to 
$5,000 for glass block repair work on the North and 
South Promenade Ribbon. 

i. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 
"Constellation", 160 oval mirrors sandblasted with 
the names of 20th century authors, installed on a 
painted metal panel wall and lit with fibre optics, 
by Nayland Blake with lighting design by 
Architectural Lighting Design, and commissioned for 
the San Francisco Public Library by the San Francisco 
Art Commission. 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
"Untitled" , 50,000 hand notated catalogue cards 
imbedded in artisan plaster on three floors of the 
new Main Library, by Ann Hamilton and Ann 
Chamberlain, commissioned for the San Francisco 
Public Library by the San Francisco Art Commission. 



k. Motion to accept with gratitude the mural 
painting by Mark Evans and Charlie Brown titled INTO 
THE LIGHT for James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center 
in the New Main Library, a gift of the artists with 
the generous support of Robert and Ayse Kenmore. 



1. Motion to approve final text of amendment to Art 
Enrichment Ordinance for submission to Board of 
Supervi sors . 

m. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to expend up to S2500 to Advanced Composite 
Technologies, Inc. to proceed with test con 
repair on the South Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon. 

ACTION : Motion to approve the consent calendar. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Ai rport 

A. Revised Proposal: James Carpenter Sculptural 
Light Reflectors 

Susan Pontious presented drawings and material 
samples for James Carpenter's revised proposal for 
the sculptural light reflectors for the new- 
International Terminal. She said that not only is 
the revision significantly less costly (estimated at 
SI. 6 instead of S2 million), the new material is more 
in keeping with the artist's original artistic 
intent . 

ACTION : Motion to approve revised design, using 
silicone coated fiberglass, for sculptural light 
reflectors for the San Francisco International 
Airport by James Carpenter. 
Moved: Keeler/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Revised Proposal: Column distribution of Su-Chen 
Hung glass welcome panels 

Susan Pontious reported that the cost of the 
individual cast glass panels had increased more than 
originally estimated. Therefore, it would 
significantly increase the budget to proceed with 
"Scheme B" , which called for distributing the panels 
on 16 columns as approved last month. An 
alternative proposal was to treat every column in 
front of the immegration check-in stations ( 11 
columns). This, in addition to changing the column 
cladding and brackets to anodized aluminium instead 
of stainless steel, brings the project well within 
budget of $600,000. 

ACTION : Motion to approve revised column 
distribution, which is for every column in front of 
the immigration check-in station, for Su-Chen Hung 
welcome panels for SFIA. 
Moved: Rascon/Keeler 
Vote: Unanimous 



B. Final Design, Lewis deSoto Terrazzo Floor for 
Arrivals Lobby. 

Susan Pontious presented the computer line drawing of 
Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor design for the arrivals 
lobby of the new International Terminal. She 
reported that there would be 175 airport plaques in 
nickel silver. The plaques would have the actual 
approach maps that the pilots use for the airport 
etched into them, along with the city name. The grid 
lines and isobar map divider strips would be zinc, 
and the outline of the continents would be in brass. 

Ms. Pontious reported that she did not yet have the 
terrazzo samples, but would bring them in for 
approval as soon as they were available. She said 
that the artist and architects were working on a 
tonal gradation from the standard gray terrazzo used 
in the rest of the building, with gradations to 
darker, bluer terrazzo in the center of the isobar 
map . 

ACTION : Motion to approve final design layout for 
Lewis deSoto terrazzo floor for SFIA, with terrazzo 
colors to be approved at a later date. 
Moved: Keeler/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Center- 
Design of the new 9-1-1 Center has begun again after 
an 18-month hiatus. The budget for the art project 
has increased to S180,000 due to the increased cost 
of the building. As a result, it is possible to 
implement a program for extensive community 
partic ipat ion in art-making for the exterior wall of 
the building. A draft of this program was presented 
to the Committee in October. Tonia Macneil reported 
that she met with the Community Advisory Committee's 
Building Art Sub-Committee to obtain their comments. 
She presented a revised program according to the 
input given. Avis Jones, the CAO ' s liaison to the 
community, and Cheryl Riley spoke about the program 
and its intended goals. 

Under the supervision of the Art Commission, the 
artist and the Art Sub-Committee, a series of 
workshops will be held for different age-groups at 
three sites in the Western Addition, at which 
participants will create elements of the art work. In 
addition, community members can be involved in 
assembling the art work during construction. 

Cheryl Riley will provide overall design perameters 
and oversee production of the art. Community member's 
work will be coordinated and supervised by an 
independent contractor hired by the Commission with 
the advice of the Art Subcommittee. 



Tonia Macneil requested approval of the program for 
community involvement in the artwork on the exterior 
walls of the 9-1-1 Center, and author izal 
Director to enter into contract for an amount not 
exceed 830,000 for implementation of the program. 

ACTION: Motion to approve the process for commun 
involvement in the design and implementation ol 
on the exterior of the 911 Building and authorization 
to the Director of Cultural Affairs to '.to 
contract to implement the process for an amount not 
to exceed S30.000. 
Moved: Healy/Keeler 
Vote : Unan imous 

V. Mid-Embarcadero Artist Selection 

Jill Manton presented slides of the four mid- 
Embarcadero finalists and informed the Committee that 
the Selection Panel's first recommendation was to 
work with Bill Maxwell. The decision regarding the 
second slot was deferred to the Visual Arts Committee 
after after reviewing the work of the four 
applicants. The Visual Arts Committee decided that 
both Bill Maxwell and Buster Simpson would be the 
most appropriate candidates. 

ACTION : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into contract with Bill Maxwell and 
Buster Simpson for conceptual design contract for the 
Mid Embarcadero in the amount of S15,000 each. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 
The Commissioners were pleased with the 
representation of poetry proposed for the Muni Metro 
platforms on South Embarcadero and King Street. They 
felt that the work represented a diversity of talent, 
voices and perspectives. Another subsequent 
submission of materials will be made until a total of 
25 poems have been approved. The Committee voted to 
support the proposed solution to the F line poetry 
plaques pending availability of funds from Muni. 

ACTION : Motion to approve poems recommended for the 
Historic and Interpretive Signage Project for South 
Embarcadero and King Street Muni platforms and to 
approve proposed retrofit of F line poetry plaques. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote: Unanimous 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil reported that Jill Manton has received 
plans and a bid for fabrication and installation of a 
protective railing in front of "Map No. 33" in the 



lobby of Moscone Center's Esplanade Ballroom. The 
budget and plans were approved by Jack 
Moerschbaecher , the CAO ' s Director of Facilities 
Management. Funds and implementation of the railing 
will be provided by the Convention Center. The Art 
Commission needs only to approve its installation. 

ACTION : Motion to approve installation of protective 
barrier for Map =33 at. Moscone Convention Center per 
plans submitted by Tiopa Designs and to approve 
production of informational brochure about art work. 
Moved: Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unan ious 

VIII. Fire Station #34 

Anders Barth presented her revised proposal for Fire 
Station #34. The revision consisted of better 
resolution of the bottom quarter of the design. She 
also presented samples of her glazes. She discussed 
her glazing technique, which consists of repeated 
firings, beginning with a dark glaze and working 
towards medium, and then lighter highlights. The 
Committee said that they would like to see the same 
gradations of tone demonstrated in the glaze tests. 



ACTION 



Motion to approve proposed revisions to 



outdoor terra cotta mural by Anders Barth for Fire 

Stat ion =34 . 

Moved: Rascon/Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 

Gallery 

ACTION : Motion to approve proposal by Julio Morales 
and Domingo Nuno for gallery exhibition in late 
August or September, 1996. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Library 

Susan Pont ious reported that there have been a number 
of difficulties regarding the installation of Alice 
Aycock's conical stair. The first is that the fan 
wall needs additional reinforcement to stand without 
hitting the glass curtain wall. Currently, Ed 
Goudie, of Preece Goudie Structural Engineers is 
reviewing the stair and proposing a solution. 



In additioti, the Department of Building inspection 
has informed us that the stair and sculpture do not 
meet ADA and Title 24. This is because the stair, 
and the leaning sculptural elements, impinge on the 
80" clear head room space required and mitigation 
will be required. Solutions discussed with the 
artist and Carla Johnson from DBI include a raised 
base on the fan wal 1 and a 5" aluminium "curb" around 



the cone, stair, and A wall. We do not yet have an 
estimate for the cost of this mitigation, but it will 
probably exceed funds that the Art Commissi' 
available . 

Ms. Pontious reported that she has ap] 

SI 5, 000 left in contingency, and asked approval to 

use these funds as necessary to pay for ens 

and additional structural costs for the fan wall. 

ACTION : Motion to approve additional contingency 
funds for engineering design and structural 
reinforcement of fan wall of Alice Aycock conical 
stairway for New Main Library. 
Moved: Rascon/Meyer 
Vote: Unanimous 

Meeting was adjourned at 6:00 pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Eleanor W, Beaton 

Curator, Public Art Program 




PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



41S.252 2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMI SSION 



M INUTES 
VISUM, ARTS COMM 1 [TE 

Wednesday , May 1 7 
3 : 3 P . M . 
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The meeting was called to order at 3:40 pin. 
lack of a quorum at the beginning of the meet 
reports were provided. 
I . Staff Reports 

A. Ordinance- Jill Manton reported that she 
t Lna] stages of refining the ordinance langua 
response to issues raised by different City d 
She explained that most of the issues deal mo 
manner in which something is defined rather t 
difference- in opinion about 1 he purpose or in 
ordinance. Jill further explained that she ha 
research about upcoming bond measures to asce 
financial impact of the new ordinance compari 
expanded eligible category list with an overa 
in the amount of the art enrichment allowable 
information will be provided to the Commissio 
f i nalized. 

B. General Hospital Parking Garage 
Construction of the parking garage for Genera 
is nearing completion. Ann Chamberlain's artw 
installed and is very effective. The dedicati 
is tentatively set. for Tuesday, July 9, at 11 



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C. Water Department Projects- 
Approval of the revised conceptual design S' 1 - Jody F'into 
has been delayed. It is hoped that the design will be 
reviewed by the PUC in June and brought to th< -.it 
• m mi ss ion in Ju 1 > . 



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The Water- Department has asked the \rt i ommn Lssion to 
consider d- . * Loping an exhibition deal ing with tl 
Watershed, In conjunction with a natioi 

poetr> and ar1 pn I sponsi red I mal 

rk . Writers ' Corp was In 1 >] ■ I tl i 

pro je i Ln L995 and thi pi >jed Ls of Lnteresi 
Ma in l.i bra i ;-. a ,-. - ■ I i ai to thi \ i t Commi y, 

Work is procei din; to develop in e h i I i I - | i . 
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Commissioner Lisac arrived at 4:10 .,,. 
III. Consent Calendar 



Commissioner Lisa-- requested a 
o n Item C . 
f ol lows : 



- 1 j ' 1 Mantoi 
appi oved as 



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The amended 



Mol Lon to approve mural design b' I , 

rancl f° Middle School m, [, | 
Beam Lfii a1 Lon Fund. ' ' 



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Motion to a 



pprove revised desii 



the Muni Ke> Si . ps i roject . 






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Mo1 ion to api r >ve I inal -.. l e 

' el /Soul h Embarcadero 3 egm< ,,, " , 
I "I erpretive Signag. 



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Motion to approvi payment ■ t u i I ■ , ' '■ ; 
h i bers tars oj I i I m n I i . repla i1 i ] 
Lamps in the South tmb rcadero Pi iad I I ion 
ulpture . 



Motion to 

foj u li i i ' i nal I 
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North i' ml ia read i 
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Motion to a pprove in 

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S73 , 320 f oi the re] u il Ion 
no tiii.'.! Peace . 



: n 'rig ina] ntrad with 
f oi .-i ■ m ti-j I total of 
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Motion i ' - approve in r ea se In or i g i na] ■ mti i I with 

; d i ■ ■ g e Co. b> S 1 2 , 6 2 for a c ontrai I total 

oJ S62 , 6 20 for the re local i on oi the s< ulpture by 
Buf a no til led Peace . 

Mot ion to approvi i on1 ract modifical ion for 
Genevieve Ba rd , I Lni ■ I ons rvator by increasing 
oni rad S16,900 foi partial conserval i n of 
i i l.den's Basebal] Player located in G ilden Gate 
Park . 



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Vote: linan i mi m 

-^-U">: jl tion to app, , ve se] t 
•mmendation of Sonia Man ion .T 
workshop for fabrication of public art f ' '^ ' 
Emergency Communications Center 9 ~1-1 



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in Is i buds ' due I. o an 

f o 1 Installation o i t hi f 1 h 

t , Cheryl R i 1 e > , ex ] n d thai i . 

i i ■ reduci o s 1 i nd thai ; ! i • pi 
Hoy , has agrei I - i ;rnal ] inci 
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CON : Mo1 i. n to approve increase o i - 52,000 

hi contract =2810015 with i hery] kile> to 

nsport and install artwork foi tiie Bayviei Polici 

Stat ion. 

Moved : Li a< • ■:• ■ ei 
. I : Unanii 



VI . New II 
i lomm i -■ si on 
f ii 1 1 C onimi 
■"lit i nued 
Ame r i can a 
int rod u ed 
Preside n1 , 
G L b s o n , a 
N'a t ions . 
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that add it 

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up to dis us si n a1 I ■ 
ins the rec rrn nd i1 Lon for 
possibility oi a Native 
to the Pioneer Monument) 
' Lvist , Mark \"a I . 
i i Nat i ons , at:'! Bill 
mil an Center I 

ng a work group to explore 
artwoi uggesi ed 

he work 
e , o1 imer i an Indian 
t h of the Ame ric in Indian 
cated in interest in 
i i the i :omn ui.it> of native 
ommunity represi ntai tves. 



Lssionej Li sac n omm led th< I oJ an ad hoc 

committee to investigate possibili ties and funding 
;ources foi a nat i' ameri in arti i I . fhi i i 



;ources toi a native amen in arn it . in] i t i oe 

broughl to thi I i O imi ii - nda. J ' ' Manton 

i >d mei i ing wj h cur torial si if i to probe Lni1 La] 

ideas . ■! in ] nt im< nded i denl 

pa r tic u lai site bef oi m artwork i th I 

the wo i- 1 develop I om th' L t< i tsel f . Manti .asked for 
input from the nat imeri m ibout mi min tain 



- i tes 



VII . Gal ! erj 



\jf\c 5/nfth 



Gl F-Ielfai 

with Michel 1< in, foj tl 

pn ented a1 Lhe ga I I ■ i i 






Lion to a i.bil 

-curated 
includin 
Bacher , Kel i illader , Hi 

odi ier , ai tl ii 

imaras . 
Moved : ■ieyer/1 
: Lilian 



V ill. Moscone Conv 
Hanton pi 

C n e t e r . H 1 e i 

bet ween -1 L h an 
limited due ' I 
convent i meers wh 
i nferences and f 

integral.! . 
■ iter j o r/ent ry . a 
The floor- project 
project , so that 
invo j ved . The des 
' rea te a symbo 
include the diver 
The budget fo] 
further discus sio 
approval of 
selection pane] w 



ention Center Expansion 

n t e d g u i d e 1 i n 
the newi 
acility will b 
th Streets. 
e needs and prio] LI 

rent t he bu ildin foi i ous 
unci ions . After dis u 

ecomrnends t v [ or 

! , t he ma Ln Lobb> f looi 
» a thin 
can be devel aped as , 
less experienced artists 
ign goal for the floor i . be 

lie portrait of San Fran , to 
se cultural expression oi the communi 
t enrichment will he deve] 
us wi th the CAO. Man! on i ■ 

1 of individuals from whi 
111 be d rawn . 



ACTIO N" : Motion to authorize artist sel for 
Moscone (enter Expansion and payment of honoraria of up 
to $50 per half day to jurors serving on t lie selection 
panel and up to S250 plus travel expel ■ i s t s 

selected as finalists for the competition AND motion to 
approve the following individuals as potential members of 
the selection panel for the Moscone ton 
Expansion: Amalia Mesa-Bains, Lewis deSoto, Larrv 

ews, Hung Liu, Stephen Oliver. Aaron Boetsky, K- 
Morrison, Ella King Torrey, Rene de Guzn li . 
flak, , Sara Bates, Ann Hatch, Gary Garre] - 
Steinberg, Rene Vane::. Mario Garcia Durham. ved • 

Hi ye r/ Li sac 

Vote : L nan imous 



IX. Airport 

A. Susan Pontious presented Ik-Joong Kang's revised 

proposal for one of the 90' curved walls the 



International lerminal ,ius1 af tei i is sins thj 

security . SI said thai ■■ h ■ i I i - I ind Lhi ts 

hn 1 1 been i >nsidering the merits >J 3 " t j . - the 

artist's 3" canvases f'oi the wall . ['hen the pui I he two 

together , and varied the h Lgh1 : I ;.■ I L- . id :• ided 
I ha1 thi: rel ie J ef fee 1 wa whal U wanl 

I lii ommi t te< re Lewed sami es and i ■ 

Ms. Po ri t i o u s explained thai the. i i u 1 d bi hu 

appro Lmatel I par t , and \. : ' I b behind • - Lass 

o j plexiglass. 



ACT Ii-: N : : i to appi 

prop a] f oi ■ ■ i !ia t ional 

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B. Ms. PontJous described Lewi-, deS to - 20 floor 
design, "On the Air", designed for the Internal Li n 1] 

ferminal , for the new commissioners, and :i d that 
the Commissioi had previousl> approved the final design 
of the floor, bu1 had wanted to approve the terrazzo 

Lors. explained that 1 li e design would begin using 
the standard terrazzo in the rest of the building. The 
artist's goal was to produce an even Ioikh i ion 
between the building base color and tiie I Lue/black 

olor by changing the base matrix and increasing ihe 
n 1 1 in tier of blue chips. 

.) i 1 1 Manton asked about using a blue matrix mix, but Ms. 
Pontious said thai both the artist and arc] Lte I 
opposed to that . Commissioners Meyer and i.- n slated 
that they supported the ar1 Lst 's choice of co] i , 

ACT T ON : Motion to approve thi terrazzo color 
palette for Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor d< ■ gn, "On the 
Air", designed for the Internal nal Terminal. 

Moved : Meyer/ Ka si on 

Vo Le : Unanin u 

C . Ms . Poi eported thai she would be ? 

John Lewi tu 1 with the ir1 si ind tl t s in 

or dei to re Lew the f nil si I | >\ pi I isi 

panels Chen Hung ' s proposal 1 1 

, ;h< invited any conn 

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D. Vuthori 1 ion i 1 the Di 1 oi lul tu Lrs 

e r i 1 reeraent with 

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: 1 1 Li ■ . reflectors f o i L n t e r n a t i 

fermin 



ACTION : N<>t Lon t< auth 
Cultural Affai rs 1 

ei Design As:- o • for 540 ,00 foi 
im< in s Phase 2. 3 for sen Lptu 
the International Terminal, 
loved: Meyer/ R a ■- 
Vo te : Unani moi - -. 

X. Embarcadero Historical and Lnl I n 
Pro jec f 

Jill Manton explained thai this 
- . ncei ved t o be cont inuou 

the Waterfront I ran sporl it: • ■ 

contract, the project artist, Michael Ma 
desis i d i id provided consultant 

Historic- and interpretive Si Uth 

and North Embarcadero as we] i as Kins 51 ■ ■ - of 

the Waterfront Transportation Proj 
recommendation of the City Attorney, 
to modify a five year old agreement, stal 
Commission to authorize entering ini 
design contract with Michael Mam 
Embarcadero in the amount of S37,c 

ACT] OX : Motion to authorize em 
with Michael Manwaring for preliminai • s in 

the mid-Embarcadero for the Historic and Inti 

Signage Project for 1st phase design fee o f 
Moved: Ra scon /Meyer 
Vote : Unani nious 

XI. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Authorization to enter into agreeme 
Winder thru GSt Raphael Associates, an M for the 

amount of S30,000 to provide architectural coordination 
services, research, specification preparation 
construction management for the mid-Embarcadero Promenade 
R j bbon Pro jec t . 

This item was carried over to the next mi 



The Meeting was adjourned at 6:15 pm, 
Resped fully Submitted, 

Eleanor W. Beaton 




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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, June 26, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I . Consent Calender 

a. Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

b. Motion to approve artwork by Caryl Henry for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

c. Motion to approve travel budget of up to $4500 each for 
Buster Simpson and Bill Maxwell for design services for 
Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

d. Motion to approve increased payment of up to $1,000 to 
Ray Beldner for lighting expenses incurred in Ocean 
beach terminal Art Project. 

e. Motion to approve increase in contract amount of up to 
$50,000 to Paley Studios for the fabrication of an 
additional pair of security Gates for the Civic center 
CourtHouse . 

f. Motion to approve mural design by Dan Fontes for the 
Bethany Center Senior Housing and mural design by 
Johanna Poethig for ArtSpan at Asian Inc. , 450 Ellis, 
both projects sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 




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Motion to approve fee request from the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal of $20,852 
for assistance in the preparation and issuance of 
Contract Documents and for Construction Administration 
phase of James Carpenter's artwork for the 
International Terminal. 



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h. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection "Take 
Root", by Rene Yung, an environmental artwork which 
includes lighting, aluminium signage in English and 
Chinese, lamps stenciled with points of departure in 
Asia and points of arrival in the United States, copper 
panels stenciled with poems by community poets, and 
painted and copper leafed columns and beams, 
commissioned for the Chinatown Branch of the San 
Francisco Public Library by the San Francisco Art 
Commission . 

i. Motion to approve final payment to Rene Yung for "Take 
Root", an environmental artwork for the Chinatown 
Branch Library. 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

"Sheriff's Star Lobby and Plaza" by Vicki Scuri, 
consisting of specialty paving, seating, vent sculpture 
and landscape design, commissioned for the new 
Sheriff's Facility by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Approval to pay Conrad Solvig. & Co. $7,500 for 

sandblasting and resealing plaza pavers at the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

1. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection Doug 

Hollis's ceramic frit windows and mechanical screens, 
commissioned for the new Sheriff's Facility by the San 
Francisco Art Commission. 

m. Approval of Brian Goggin's proposal for a site specific 
sculpture installation for a building at 6th and Howard 
Streets . 

n. Authorization to pay Michael Manwaring start-up monies 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project in the amount of $5,000 to be allocated 
out of the $37,500 preliminary design fee previously 

approved . 

o. Authorization to pay Stanley Saitowitz, Vito Acconci 
and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon start up design fees 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon in the amount 
of $2,500 from funds previously approved by the Art 
Commission for this purpose. 

p. Authorization to pay John Winder up to $5,000 in fees 
for technical services, research and architectural 
coordination for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon 
project . 



II. Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 

Jill Manton and Michael Manwaring 

Review and discussion of proposed text for King Street 

pylons . 

III. New Library Mural Presentation 
Carlota del Portillo 
Presentation 

Motion to approve the design of a mural for the 
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room of the New Main 
Library. 

IV. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Gate Room Wall Project 

b. Discussion of entryway project 

c. Airport Brochure 

Motion to approve expenditure of $3,700 for design and 
reprinting of the Airport Art Brochure. 

V. Mid-Embarcadero Artists' Proposals 

Presentation of preliminary concept by Buster Simpson 
and Bill Maxwell 

VI. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of concrete repair test and stainless steel 

banding 

Discussion of skateboarding issue 

VII. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Review 

Motion to approve artist candidates recommended by 

Selection Panel. 

VIII. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

a. Collections Accessions and Deaccessions 

i. Motion to accept with gratitude a painting from the 

artist, Bruce Skogen an Untitled work, 1977, fixalland 
acrylic on masonite, 48 x 65-3/4 " into the Civic Art 
Collection . 
ii. Motion to accept with gratitude from the Writers 

Corp program a work by David Fremont titled "From the 
(415) area", 1996, mixed media, into the Civic Art 
Collection. 



iii. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection 

a work by Gary Graham titled "Oceanus" , 1991, mosaic, 
6 diameter (1991.1) located on the Ocean Beach Wall 
due to structural damage beyond reasonable repair 

costs . 

b. Old Main Library/Asian Art Museum 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with the Asian Art Museum 
concerning the artwork remaining in the Old Main 
Library as the property transfers to the Asian Art 
Museum. 

c. Collections Project Updates: 

i. Pioneer Monument Plaque meeting progress 
ii. Bufano Sculpture Relocation Project 

IX. Harvey Milk Memorial 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of workshops with Castro Area Planning and 

Action 

X. Staff Reports 

Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 



a ccussiiiiisry isivr.ma tion 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans v. r!. 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 

disabilities 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the A:: C amission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness All meetings are hel J in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildins 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbsiele parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Truins--stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, ar.d Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-S925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Cede) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people': 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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SAN FRANCISCO A KT COMMISSION 





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COMMUNm ARTS 




& Education 


CULTU 


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POPS Si 


mphony Concerts 




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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, June 26, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



Consent Calender 

Motion to approve artwork by Hideo Yoshida for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

Motion to approve artwork by Caryl Henry for poster 
series for Market Street Art in Transit. 

Motion to approve travel budget of up to $4500 each for 
Buster Simpson and Bill Maxwell for design services for 
Mid-Embarcadero Open Space Project. 

Motion to approve increased payment of up to $1,000 to 
Ray Beldner for lighting expenses incurred in Ocean 
beach terminal Art Project. 

Motion to approve increase in contract amount of up to 
$50,000 to Paley Studios for the fabrication of an 
additional pair of security Gates for the Civic center 
CourtHouse . 

Motion to approve mural design by Dan Fontes for the 
Bethany Center Senior Housing and mural design by 
Johanna Poethig for ArtSpan at Asian Inc., 450 Ellis, 
both projects sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 




-^ 



Motion to approve fee request from the joint venture 
architects for the International Terminal of $20,852 
for assistance in the preparation and issuance of 
Contract Documents and for Construction Administration 
phase of James Carpenter's artwork for the 
International Terminal. 



25 Van Ness Av i S u i t e 2 4 SanFranci; 



\ 14102 :n 415.252.2590 FAX 415.2 



h. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 
Root", by Rene Yung, an environmental artwork * 
includes lighting, aluminium signage in English 
Chinese, lamps stenciled with points of depai 
Asia and points of arrival in the United States, copper 
panels stenciled with poems by community poets, and 
painted and copper leafed columns and beams, 
commissioned for the Chinatown Branch of the San 
Francisco Public Library by the San Francisco Art 
Commission . 

i. Motion to approve final payment to Rene Yung for "Take 
Root", an environmental artwork for the Chinatown 
Branch Library. 

j. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection 

"Sheriff's Star Lobby and Plaza" by Vicki Scuri , 
consisting of specialty paving, seating, vent sculpture 
and landscape design, commissioned for the new 
Sheriff's Facility by the San Francisco Art Commission. 

k. Approval to pay Conrad Solvig. & Co. $7,500 for 

sandblasting and resealing plaza pavers at the new 
Sheriff's Facility. 

1. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection Doug 

Hollis's ceramic frit windows and mechanical screens, 
commissioned for the new Sheriff's Facility by the San 
Francisco Art Commission. 

m. Approval of Brian Goggin's proposal for a site specific 
sculpture installation for a building at 6th and Howard 
Streets . 

n. Authorization to pay Michael Manwaring start-up monies 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project in the amount of $5,000 to be allocated 
out of the $37,500 preliminary design fee previously 
approved . 

o. Authorization to pay Stanley Saitowitz, Vito Acconci 
and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon start up design fees 
for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon in the amount 
of $2,500 from funds previously approved by the Art 
Commission for this purpose. 

p. Authorization to pay John Winder up to $5,000 in fees 
for technical services, research and architectural 
coordination for the Mid-Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon 
project . 



II. Embarcadero Historic and Interpretive Signage Project 
Jill Manton and Michael Manwaring 

Review and discussion of proposed text for King Street 
pylons . 

III. New Library Mural Presentation 
Carlota del Portillo 
Presentation 

Motion to approve the design of a mural for the 
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room of the New Main 
Library. 

IV. Airport 

Susan Pontious 

a. Report on Gate Room Wall Project 

b. Discussion of entryway project 

c. Airport Brochure 

Motion to approve expenditure of $3,700 for design and 
reprinting of the Airport Art Brochure. 

V. Mid-Embarcadero Artists' Proposals 

Presentation of preliminary concept by Buster Simpson 
and Bill Maxwell 

VI. Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Discussion of concrete repair test and stainless steel 

banding 

Discussion of skateboarding issue 

VII. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Review 

Motion to approve artist candidates recommended by 

Selection Panel. 

VIII. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

a. Collections Accessions and Deaccessions 

i. Motion to accept with gratitude a painting from the 

artist, Bruce Skogen an Untitled work, 1977, fixalland 
acrylic on masonite, 48 x 65-3/4 " into the Civic Art 
Collection . 
ii. Motion to accept with gratitude from the Writers 

Corp program a work by David Fremont titled "From the 
(415) area", 1996, mixed media, into the Civic Art 
Collection. 



iii. Motion to deaccession from the Civic Art Collection 

a work by Gary Graham titled "Oceanus", 1991, mosaic, 
6 diameter (1991.1) located on the Ocean Beach Wall 
due to structural damage beyond reasonable repair- 
costs . 

b. Old Main Library/Asian Art Museum 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with the Asian Art Museum 
concerning the artwork remaining in the Old Main 
Library as the property transfers to the Asian Art 
Museum. 

c. Collections Project Updates: 

i. Pioneer Monument Plaque meeting progress 
ii. Bufano Sculpture Relocation Project 

IX. Harvey Milk Memorial 

Nancy Gonchar 

Discussion of workshops with Castro Area Planning and 

Action 

X. Staff Reports 
Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 
Muni Key Stops 



a ccEssinn.rn informa tigs 

"Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans v 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held at 2^ 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness All meetings are held in 
Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the buildins. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbsidc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses--serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove. Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-S925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



programs 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

>PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Lie 



415.252 2581 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS REGULAR COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, July 17, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item . 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



Consent Calender 



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II. 



Motion to approve internship grant award to Esther 
Reyes in the amount of $5,000 for assisting public art 
program with recruitment of artists of color for 
Moscone Project. 

Richmond Recreation Center 

Seyed Alavi 

Robert Nist, Bureau of Architecture 

Final approval of Seyed Alavi 's integrated public art 

concept . 



III. 700 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

Presentation. 

Motion to approve conceptual design for 700 

Pennsylvania Avenue Muni Facility. 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 
Presentat ion 

Motion to approve design development of art work for 
the south wall of the 911 Center. 

Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Clifford Rainey. 



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Col lections 

Debra Lehane 

Proposed Gift to the Collection: Presentation of 
proposed gift of Herb Caen Way. 



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b. Report on meeting for Pioneer Monument Plaque Text 
Discussion and possible submission of revised text. 

c. Motion to approve design for barrier by Art Effects for 
Pomodoro sculpture, San Francisco International 
Airport . 

d. Progress report on Bufano "Peace" sculpture 
installation . 

e. Report on conservator's findings for artwork in Old 
Main Library/Asian Art Museum and on negotiations with 
Asian Art Museum. 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit 
Eleanor Beaton 

Motion to approve selection panel recommendations for 
Market Street Art in Transit Cycle 5 

VII. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

Update on status of 155 and 165 Grove Street. 

VIII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Motion to approve purchase of "Do Not Disturb" and 
"Just Tryin' to Make It" charcoal on paper by Ben 
Hazard for $2,250 each for the Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility. 

IX. Staff Reports 

Gallery 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 



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A CCESSIBILITY IN FORMA TION 

*Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators in the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses--serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



I 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Iultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

PS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, August 14, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 

25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 

A. Motion to pay James Bernstein up to $2500 for 

conservation consulting services for artworks proposed 
for SFIA. 



B. Motion to approve payment of up to $6,000 to Banyan 
Transport for transportation of Marcia Donohue 
sculptures for new Chinatown Park. 

C. Motion to accept into collection "Playland Revisited,' 
artwork for Muni's Ocean Beach Terminal, by Ray 
Beldner. 

D. Motion to modify conservation contract with Genevieve 
Baird by extending the contract date to December 31, 
.1997. 

E. Motion to rescind former Resolution No. 0205-96-159 
authorizing payment of $13,000 for Jeff Brown's 
consultancy services on the implementation of 
Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 




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Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with Jeff Brown to provide on site 
consulting services during construction and 
implementation of Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station for a total fee of $25,000. 

Motion to approve payment of $2000 to Julie Saelstrom 
for consultancy services relative to terrazzo color 
selection for artwork on 4th floor of Civic Center 
Courthouse . 



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II 



Airport 



Motion to 
Contracto 
to fabric 
design. 
Report on 
Motion to 
Kahn to d 
ART/BART 
Motion to 
building . 
Motion to 
enter int 
Carpenter 
steel att 
light ref 



approve bid of $270,000 from General 
r for the S.F. International Airport Terminal 
ate and install Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor 

entryway project. 

approve $5,000 conceptual design fee for Ned 
evelop art enrichment proposal for the 
station . 

approve art plan for rental car facility 

authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
o an Agreement for up to $500,000 with James 

Design Assoc, to fabricate and transport the 
achment tangs and frames for his sculptural 
lectors . 



III. Watershed Exhibition 

Tonia Macneil 

Motion to approve Art Commission co-sponsorship and 
staff administration of an exhibition of poetry, art 
and history on the subject of Watershed, for a budget 
not to exceed $10,000. 

IV. 9-l-l\ Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil , Clifford Rainey 

A. Presentation and request for approval of Clifford 
Rainey' s rinal proposal and budget for artwork in the 
new 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center. 

B. Presentation of xfinal report from the community art 
workshops, and request for approval of program for 
continued involvemeivt of community youth in fabrication 
of the artwork. 



Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion to approve the following exhibitions: 

Mary Ellen Pleasant : Mother of Civil Rights, curated by 

Susheel Bibbs, plus photography archive exhibition 

curated by Rupert Jenkins; 

Collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Education 

Project (Emily Keeler, Richard Olsen) 

Three Miles Per Hour, group show curated by Carlos 

Loarca; 

Group show in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of 

the Street Artist Program 



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VI. Aids Memorial Grove National Design Competition 

Cary Enright, Executive Director, Aids Memorial Grove 
Discussion and possible recommendation. 

VII. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Proposed gift to collection: Presentation of proposed 

gift for Herb Caen Way 

VIII. Mid Embarcadero 

Eleanor Beaton 

Progress report and presentation of conceptual designs 

by Bill Maxwell and Buster Simpson 

IX. $-700 Pennsylvania Street 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

Presentation and request for approval of Robert 
Catalusci' s conceptual design of artwork and related 
architectural treatments for the 700 Pennsylvania 
Street Muni Facility. 

X. Jackson Park Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of conceptual 
proposal and project budget by Joshua Sarantitis for 
artwork and related work with children to be located in 
the play area at Jackson Park. 

XI. Moscone Center Projects 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

A. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

' % Staff Report. Request for action on next phase of 
project . 

B. Moscone Center. Expansion 

Staff Report. Presentation of final guidelines and 
request for approval of additional member of the 
Selection Panel. ^goZuxx— > MjtflCfcc"U_^ 

XII. Staff Reports 

General Hospital Parking Garage 

Fire Stations 24 and 44 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 

Civic Center Courthouse 

XIII. Adjournment _ \Q£ d U Wfl V [ ''^ *• [ u < ' 

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A CCESSIBILITY IS FORM A T10S 

•Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation A:t and (he 1990 Americans with 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the r.eeds of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commission will be held at 25 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators ir. the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbsidc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, 'call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program a; (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHCsE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 
programs VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Civic art collection Wednesday, August 14, 1996 

Civic Design Review 3:00 P.M. 

CO Teducatio T n 25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

ultural Equity Grants 

'S symphony Concerts Not ice : Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
PumcAiiT information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

Street Artists Licenses item. 
Suite 70 

'AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 

A. Motion to pay James Bernstein up to S2500 for 

conservation consulting services for artworks proposed 
for SFIA. 



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B. iMotion to approve payment of up to $6,000 to Banyan 
Transport for transportation of Marcia Donohue 
sculptures for new Chinatown Park. 

C. Motion to accept into collection "Playland Revisited," 
artwork for Muni's Ocean Beach Terminal, by Ray 
Beldner . 

D. Motion to modify conservation contract with Genevieve 
Baird by extending the contract date to December 31, 
1997. 

E. Motion to rescind former Resolution No. 0205-96-159 
authorizing payment of $13,000 for Jeff Brown's 
consultancy services on the implementation of 
Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

F. Motion to authorize Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with Jeff Brown to provide on site 
consulting services during construction and 
implementation of Endangered Garden at the Sunnydale 
Pump Station for a total fee of $25,000. 

Motion to approve payment of $2000 to Julie Saelstrom 
for consultancy services relative to terrazzo color 
selection for artwork on 4th floor of Civic Center 

City and County of Courthouse, 

San Francisco 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.25' 




II. Airport 

A. Motion to approve bid of $270,000 from General 
Contractor for the S.F. International Airport Terminal 
to fabricate and install Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor 
design. 

B. Report on entryway project. 

C. Motion to approve $5,000 conceptual design fee for Ned 
Kahn to develop art enrichment proposal for the 
ART/BART station. 

D. Motion to approve art plan for rental car facility 
building . 

E. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an Agreement for up to $500,000 with James 
Carpenter Design Assoc, to fabricate and transport the 
steel attachment tangs and frames for his sculptural 
light reflectors. 

III. Watershed Exhibition 

Tonia Macneil 

Motion to approve Art Commission co-sponsorship and 
staff administration of an exhibition of poetry, art 
and history on the subject of Watershed, for a budget 
not to exceed $10,000. 

IV. 9-1-1 Emergency Center 

Tonia Macneil, Clifford Rainey 

A. Presentation and request for approval of Clifford 
Rainey' s final proposal and budget for artwork in the 
new 9-1-1 Emergency Dispatch Center. 

B. Presentation of final report from the community art 
workshops, and request for approval of program for 
continued involvement of community youth in fabrication 
of the artwork. 

V. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Motion to approve the following exhibitions: 

Mary Ellen Pleasant: Mother of Civil Rights, curated by 

Susheel Bibbs, plus photography archive exhibition 

curated by Rupert Jenkins; 

Collaboration with the San Francisco Arts Education 

Project (Emily Keeler, Richard Olsen) 

Three Miles Per Hour, group show curated by Carlos 

Loarca; 

Group show in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of 

the Street Artist Program 



VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Proposed gift to collection: Presentation of proposed 

gift for Herb Caen Way 

VII. Mid Embarcadero 
Eleanor Beaton 

Progress report and presentation of conceptual designs 
by Bill Maxwell and Buster Simpson 

VIII. 700 Pennsylvania Street 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

Presentation and request for approval of Robert 
Catalusci 's conceptual design of artwork and related 
architectural treatments for the 700 Pennsylvania 
Street Muni Facility. 

IX. Jackson Park Playground 

Tonia Macneil 

Presentation and request for approval of conceptual 
proposal and project budget by Joshua Sarantitis for 
artwork and related work with children to be located in 
the play area at Jackson Park. 

X. Moscone Center Projects 

Jill Manton, Tonia Macneil 

A. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Staff Report. Request for action on next phase of 
project . 

B. Moscone Center Expansion 

Staff Report. Presentation of final guidelines and 
request for approval of additional member of the 
Selection Panel. 

XI. Staff Reports 

General Hospital Parking Garage 

Fire Stations 24 and 44 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 

Civic Center Courthouse 

XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IS FORMA TIOS 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 America;. 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the An Commission will be held 
Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of Oak and Van Ness All meetings are held in 
Suite 70, basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators ir. the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbside parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains--stopping at Van Ness and Market, 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, "call (415) 923-6142 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Arts and Education Program a; (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
are open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, August 14, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 



Due to a lack of quorum, the meeting was held for 
informational purposes only. 



Commissioners present: 
Armando Rascon, Chair 
William Meyer 



Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Rupert Jenkins 

I. Staff Reports 

A. General Hospital Parking Garage 

Dedication of the new General Hospital Parking Garage has 
been delayed indefinitely. Commissioners will be informed as 
soon as a new date is set. 

B. Fire Stations 24 and 44 

Jaap Bongers has completed installation of his artwork on 
Fire Station #24. Installation of Elizabeth Saltos' 
sculpture on Fire Station #44 is expected in mid-to-late 
September. Tonia Macneil asked that the following motion be 
made at the full Commission meeting in September: 

1 . Motion to approve final payment to Jaap Bongers 
for installation of artwork at Fire Station #24 and 
completion of work on Contract #2830027. 

2. Motion to accept artwork by Jacob Bongers located 
at Fire Station #24 into the collection of the City and 
County of San Francisco. 



II . Airport 

Susan Pontious requested that the following motions be 
on the agenda for the full commission meeting in September: 

A. Motion to approve the General Contractor for the 
SFIA International Terminal's bid of $270,000 to fabricate 
and install Lewis deSoto's terrazzo floor design. 

B. Motion to approve payment of $1,000 honorarium to 
Ned Kahn for preliminary work on a proposal for the ART/BART 
Station at SFIA. 



III. Watershed Exhibit 

Tonia Macneil presented a proposal for an exhibit on the 

subject of Watershed tentatively scheduled to take place at 

the San Francisco Public Library in April through June of 

1997. 



It is proposed that the project will be sponsored by the 
Public Utilities Commission, Arts Commission, and Public 
Library, in conjunction with "River of Words", a national 
children's art and poetry competition organized by the 
International Rivers Network. The Arts Commission would act 
as project cooordinator for the event. The tentative budget 
for the exhibit is $10,000. 

The following motion was requested for the September 
Commission meeting: 

Motion to approve Arts Commission sponsorship and 
administration of an exhibit on the subject of Watershed, in 
collaboration in conjunction with "River of Words", a 
national children's art and poetry competition. 

IV. Jackson Park Playground 

Tonia Macneil presented Joshua Sarantitis' conceptual design 
for artwork for the Jackson Playground children's area. She 
requested that the following motion be made at the September 
Commission meeting to approve the concept: 

Motion to approve the Joshua Sarantitis' conceptual design 
for artwork at the Jackson Playground for a budget not to 
exceed $6,000. 

V. Moscone Convention Center 

A. Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Artist R.M. Fischer is completing work on a proposal to 
locate an artwork at a site on Howard Street. The 
appropriate site for the artwork will be finalized once we 
have received his rendering. 

B. Moscone Center Expansion 

Tonia Macneil presented the "Request for Proposals" for 
artists to create artworks for the new facility, and 
explained the different types of projects which are 
envisioned. Suggestions were requested for an additional 
member of the selection panel, and the commissioners 
suggested Regina Mouton. 

Motion to approve Regina Mouton as a member of the Selection 
Panel for the Moscone Center Expansion public art program. 

VI. Aids Memorial Grove National design Competition 

Cary Enright, Executive Director of the Aids Memorial Grove, 
presented an overview of plans for a design competition, and 
initiated discussion about how the Art Commission might 
cooperate with the Aids memorial Grove on the competition 
process . 



VII. Presentation of proposed gift for Herb Caen Way 
Robbie Robins presented a sculpture maquette for an artwork 
designed by him in cololaborat ion with Lou Pierson in honor 
of Herb Caen, for Herb Caen Way, which is a proposed gift 
to the City. The Artists will return to the Committee next 
month when there is a quorum. 



Submitted , 



Curatorial Staff 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



r Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

4I5.2S2.2S8I 



AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS SPECIAL COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, September 18, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 



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Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's "Functional and Fantasy Stair", 1996, a large 
scale sculpture and functional spiral staircase in 
aluminum, painted steel, plaster, and rubber flooring, 
installed in the periodical reading room of the Main 
Library . 

Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's "Cyclone Fragment " , 1996, a large scale 
suspended sculpture out of aluminum, installed in the 
Main Library. 



Motion to approve final payment to Aye Ltd. (Alice 
Aycock) on Contract #2840006 for fabrication and 
installation of "Functional and Fantasy Stair" and 
"Cyclone Fragment". 

Motion to approve Richard Armstrong's proposed design 
for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

Motion to approve final payment to Elizabeth Saltos for 
completion of all work on contract #2830027 and 
installation of art work at Fire Station #44. 




City and County of 
, San Francisco 



Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the art 
work by Elizabeth Saltos located Fire Station #44, 1298 
Grand Ave., San Francisco. 

Motion to approve the proposed wrapping of city 
monuments by the San Francisco Art Institute Artists 
Committee with a black ribbon as part of the observance 

of Day Without Art December 1, 1996 . 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tee. 415. 2S2. 2590 fax 415.252.21 



H. Motion to approve the loan of Richard Diebenkorn Still 
Life with Letter, 1961, oil on canvas to an exhibition 
being organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art 
titled Richard Diebenkorn (Sept 25, 1997-January 11, 
1998) with an exhibition itinerary to the Phillips 
Collection, Washington DC (May-August 1998) and the San 
Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 24, 1998 - 
January 3, 1999 ) . 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
pay Thomas Swann Signs the amount of $1750 for 
replacement of two Gold Mountain Podium plaques due to 
vandal ism. 

II . Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins for $12,000 to design an artwork for the west 
facade of the Aviation Archive and Museum at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

B. Review and approval of proposed design modification to 
Su-Chen Hung ' s glass "welcome" panels. 

C. Review and approval of Ann Preston's terrazzo rosette 
proposed for Concourse A. 

III. 9-1-1 Center 

Tonia Macneil, Sonia Manjon 

A. Final report on summer art workshops. 

B. Report on status of artwork design by Cheryl Riley and 
Clifford Rainey. 

C. Review of final designs. 

D. Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley 
and Clifford Rainey for 9-1-1 Center. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Sonia Manjon for 
completion of work as coordinator of summer art 
workshops . 

IV. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Tonia Macneil, Robert Catalusci 

A. Presentation of design. 

B. Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Robert Catalusci for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni 
facility . 

V. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil, John Thomas, Josh Sarantitis 
Review of final design of artwork. 



VI. Preliminary Design for Mid-Embarcadero Public Art 
Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Promenade Ribbon 

B. Historic and Interpretive Signage 

C. Buster Simpson's Proposal for Foot Sculpture — 

D. Bill Maxwell's China Sky- — 

E. Motion to approve preliminary design for all four 
projects . 

F. Motion to authorize contract with Failure Analysis 
Associates for consultation services relative to the 
Promenade Ribbon, amount to be determined at Committee 
meeting . 

VII. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

A. Report 

B. Art in City Hall Project 

C. Presentation of exhibition proposals 

VIII. Jose Coronado Playground 
Tonia Macneil 

A. Review of final design 

B. Motion to approve final design of artwork by Fresco for 
Jose Coronado Playground 

IX. Civic Center Court House - 4th Floor Family Court 
Area 

Jill Manton 

A. Presentation of Ann Preston's Final Design 

B. Motion to authorize Ann Preston to proceed with 
fabrication of process for artwork for Civic Center 
Court House, 4th floor Family Court area. 

X. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion of proposed sculpture gift from donor Roy 
Maloney to Herb Caen Way by sculptors Robbie Robbins 
and Lou Pearson. 

XI. Staff Reports 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Skateboarding 

Collections 

Fire Station #24 

Moscone Convention Center 

XII. Adjournment 



A CCESSIBILITY IS FORMA 770 .V 

♦Pursuant to City policy and the requirements of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the 1990 Americans wilti 
Disabilities Act, all City agencies will make reasonable accommodations to the needs of persons with 
disabilities. 

Full Commission Meetings, and individual Committee Meetings of the Art Commissi 

Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, located on the corner of 03k and Van Ness. All meetings are held in 

Suite 70. basement level, and can be accessed by the two main elevators ir. the lobby of the building. 

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs, will be available. 

Accessible curbsidc parking has been designated on Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin 
Street. 

Accessible MUNI lines that serve this location are: 

J, K, L, M, and N Trains-stopping at Van Ness and Market. 

one-half block from the building. 

9, 26, and 42 Buses-serving the area of Van Ness and Market. 

Civic Center BART, located at the intersection of Grove, Hyde, and Market Streets. 

For more information on accessible transit, call (415) 923-6142. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemicai sensitivity or related 
disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415)554-S925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order 
to assist the city's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the city to accommodate these 
individuals. 

American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request 
at meetings. Please contact Liz Lerma in the Community Aits and Education Program at (415)252-2596 at 
least 72 hours prior to meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 

Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's 
business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations 
axe open to the people's review. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO 
REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHIRE ORDINANCE TASK 
FORCE AT 554-6075. 




PROGRAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



MINUTES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996 



Commissioners Present: 
Stanlee Gatti 
Andrew Lisac 
William Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Nancy Gonchar 
Richard Newirth, 
Director 



The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 
I . Consent Calendar 



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A. Motion to accept into Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's "Functional and Fantasy Stair," 1996, a large 
scale sculpture and functional spiral staircase in 
aluminum, painted steel, plaster, and rubber flooring, 
installed in the periodical reading room of the Main 
Library . 



B. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 
Alice Aycock's "Cyclone Fragment," 1996, a large scale 
suspended sculpture out of aluminum, installed in the 
Main Library. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Aye Ltd. (Alice 
Aycock ) on Contract #2840006 for fabrication and 
installation of "Functional and Fantasy Stair" and 

" Cyclone Fragment . " 

D. Motion to approve Richard Armstrong's proposed 
design for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Elizabeth 
Saltos for completion of all work on contract #2830027 
and installation of art work at Fire Station 44-1. 




^— x City and County 01 
^"\ San Francisco 



F. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the 
art work by Elizabeth Saltos located at Fire Station 
#44, 1298 Grand Ave., San Francisco. 

G. Motion to approve the proposed wrapping of city 
Tiro nu men ts by the San Francisco Art Institute Artists 

Committee with a black ribbon as part of the observance 
of Day Without Art December 1, 1996. 



H. Motion to approve the loan of Richard Diebenkorn 
Still Life with Letter, 1961, oil on canvas to an 
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 TEL. 415.252.2590 fax 4 15.252.2! 



exhibition being organized by the Whitney Museum of 
American Art titled Richard Diebenkorn (Sept. 25, 1997 
- Jan. 11, 1998) with an exhibition itinerary to the 
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. ( May-Aug . 1998) 
and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 24, 
1998 - Jan. 3, 1999 ) . 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Thomas Swann Signs the amount of S1750 
for replacement of two Gold Mountain Podium plaques due 
to vandalism. 

Motion to approve Consent Calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II . Airport 

Susan Pontious briefly reviewed the status of 
location and fees for Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins. Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins were 
originally selected for Concourse B which due to delays 
has resulted in a decision by the Art Commission to 
find an alternate location in the Aviation Archive and 
Museum. The contract would provide for a final design 
proposal; S6,000 fees, $6,000 expenses (exclusive of 
engineering ) . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins for $12,000 to design an artwork for the west 
facade of the Aviation Archive and Museum at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Discussion for review and approval of proposed 
design modification to Su-Chen Hung ' s glass "welcome" 
panels was postponed until October. 

Ms. Pontious described Ann Preston's terrazzo 
design in Concourse A. Ms. Preston is creating a dome 
which has crystalline forms based on mathematical 
formulas developed by English mathematician Arthur 
Penrose. Underneath the dome, she would like to do a 
graphic- representation. The architect, Harry 
Overstreet, has reservations about the design, stating 
that it resembles a Star of David or an Islamic symbol. 
Ms. Pontious thinks the design is purely geometric and 
noted that no one else has voiced similar 
apprehensions . 



Motion to approve Ann Preston's terrazzo rosette 
proposed for Concourse A. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

9-1^1 Center 

Tonia Macneil presented the final report on the 
summer art workshops. Sonia Manjon, a former staff 
member at the Art Commission, oversaw the workshops 
which were successfully attended by over 90 children 
with the help of nine interns. Ms. Macneil distributed 
the report and guidelines to the commissioners which 
outlined the process undertaken. The goal of the 
workshops was to create public artwork for the 9-1-1 
Center, allowing for a tangible means of public input. 
Although the children were originally supposed to 
fabricate the artwork, the materials have since been 
changed, which have precluded the integration of the 
artwork created in the workshop. One of the other 
goals was to make the 9-1-1 Center less intrusive on 
the community, instead, creating a sense of community 
ownership . 

In Ms. Manjon' s written proposal, she describes 
the interns' process of working with the public. Ms. 
Macneil hopes to use this project as a prototype for 
community involvement in future projects. Commissioner 
Gatti expressed his approval of this project report and 
Commissioner Rascon thought the report would be very 
useful to outside sources. Director Newirth commended 
Ms. Macneil for the overall success of the project, 
describing it as a "watershed" for future projects 
incorporating public input into the design of public 
artwork. Ms. Macneil noted that in similar future 
projects, parental signatures will be obtained in order 
to release the children's artwork. She requested 
approval for final payment to Sonia Manjon pending 
completion of the final report. 

Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley 
for 9-1-1 Center 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Motion— to approve final payment to Sonia Manjon for 
completion of work as coordinator of summer art 
workshops . 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 



VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. 700 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Ms. Macneil introduced the designer Robert 
Catalusci and described the site as a building on 
Pennsylvania and 22nd Street across from the 22nd 
Street Caltrain station, next to the freeway in an 
industrial area. Mr. Catalusci spent over a year 
conceptualizing and developing the surface and art 
elements with the city's architects with the hope of 
turning this building into a landmark. One main 
consideration in Mr. Catalusci's design was the opening 
up of areas with light through the use of inverted 
pyramidal skylights. His design will incorporate 
integral sculptures in the gate and fence areas, as 
well as on the building facade. The color scheme of 
silver, red and black he proposes is consistent with 
the color scheme of the new Muni trains. Commissioner 
Meyer related his concern, as an architect, that the 
architects' artistic license may have been infringed 
upon. Ms. Macneil and Ms. Manton replied that Mr. 
Catalusci had developed an excellent rapport with the 
city's architects in house and had obtained consent at 
the project on site for the artist to work in this 
capacity. Commissioner Gatti expressed his concern 
over the proposed color scheme if the Muni trains' 
colors did not change. Mr. Catalusci stated that he 
still would feel strongly about the color as it would 
uplift the area and provide a pleasant contrast to the 
background environment. The commissioners stated their 
enthusiasm for the design and concept. 

Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Robert Catalusci for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni 
facility, pending further discussion of color scheme by 
the Civic Design Committee. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V. Jackson Playground 

Review of final design of artwork is on hold until the 
final design is completed per Ms. Macneil. 

VI . Preliminary Design for Mid-Embarcadero Public A rt 
Program 

Jill Manton presented the preliminary layout for 
the Interpretive Signage Project, as well as "for the 
Promenade Ribbon in the Mid-Embarcadero area. Ms. 
Manton reported that the Promenade Ribbon Project 
received a high ranking as the best of ISTEA, awarded 
by the Department of Transportation and the California 
Transportation Commission. More than fifty percent of 



its funding will be offset by grant monies. According 
to a Port directive, the ribbon must be flush with the 
sidewalk, due to the attractiveness of raised elements 
to skateboarders, and the need for sidewalk space due 
to the large volume of foot traffic in this area. This 
requirement poses technical problems because the raised 
elements serve as the housing for the illuminators 
which power the fiber optic system. Ms. Manton is 
investigating the possibility of discreetly integrating 
the illuminators into bulkhead buildings. 

Director Newirth addressed the problem of seepage 
in the South Embarcadero and the need for failure 
analysis. Ms. Manton related that seepage through the 
concrete underneath the glass blocks has contributed to 
mold growth, obscuring the fiber optic illumination. 
Commissioner Gatti asked about variations in lamp 
color. Ms. Manton replied that adjustment was obtained 
by changing the illuminator dial. 

Ms. Manton reported that the Turnbull Seatwall is 
being removed because of its poor condition and will be 
replaced with the Promenade Ribbon. Ms. Manton will 
obtain more bids for failure analysis consultation 
services relative to the Promenade Ribbon. 

One other concern Ms. Manton related was that the 
ribbon is not shown on the Embarcadero model for the 
public. She said the public and Civic Design Committee 
should be informed about the omission. Commissioner 
Lisac concurred that the ribbon should appear on the 
model. Director Newirth commended Ms. Manton for her 
outstanding effort in obtaining such a large amount of 
funding s inglehandedly . Commissioner Rascon personally 
acknowledged Ms. Manton' s fine work with this 
experimental project and her responsiveness to the 
diverse needs of the public. Commissioner Lisac 
thought this project would be an outstanding example to 
present before Congress. 

Ms. Manton described the Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project which has been completed in the South 
and North, and is currently being installed along the 
King Street corridor. She related that the Mid- 
Embarcadero layout is still in a preliminary, 
conceptual stage. The artist is working with a 
historian and is open to suggestions from the 
commissioners for additional themes or historical 
content. Ms. Manton hopes to incorporate some of the 
archaelogical artifacts that were unearthed during the 
construction of the underground tunnel which will 
extend— Muni Metro from Market Street along the South 
Embarcadero. The podiums may be eliminated due to 
accessibility concerns for the disabled and the sight- 
impaired. Ms. Manton is working with a disabled access 
coordinator at the Department of Public Works. If 
podiums are removed, the project artist will develop a 



new element which would be brought before the committee 
for approval . 

Buster Simpson's multi-faceted proposal was 
presented next, which is to be placed on the 
Embarcadero promenade. The primary component of the 
artist's proposal will be a large sculpture of a foot. 
Ms. Manton further described the other projects 
proposed which include a water feature/lily pond at the 
rear of the Embarcadero Vaillancourt Fountana, which 
would contain indigenous plants and a sculptural ramp 
over the water which would provide access to the 
sculpture, replacing the rusting stairway. 
Commissioner Rascon felt that this was a dynamic 
proposal with man'y possibilities for collaboration. 
There was discussion regarding the budget and other 
components of the artist's proposal, such as the 
proposed relocation of King Carlos and De Anza statues 
to the foot of Market Street, and about a granite 
plaque to commemorate the origin of the Bull and Bear 
Market. Commissioner Gatti requested further 
consideration of alternate sites for this work, perhaps 
on the landside at the foot of Embarcadero. Ms. Manton 
replied that restriction of funding sources for the 
Roadway Improvements preclude placing the foot on the 
landside. Commissioner Lisac suggested moving it 
closer to the seawall or the Ferry Building. Ms. 
Manton replied that the Port has final jurisdiction 
over artwork on port property. All of the 
commissioners expressed concerns over the appropriate 
location of the work, as its uniqueness necessitates a 
niche which will highlight it. 

Ms. Manton moved on to a discussion of Bill 
Maxwell's China Sky, highlighting the location at the 
foot of Market Street and describing it as a nautilus- 
shaped structure with a descending circular ramp, which 
contains built-in seating. Ms. Manton described 
Maxwell's work as a water feature which will contain 
images made of light, bringing color and magic to the 
Embarcadero. Ms. Manton is working with Mr. Maxwell to 
develop a budget. One serious concern is that the City 
has not yet identified funds to provide for open space 
improvements, of which this would be a part. 

Commissioner Lisac expressed concern about 
pedestrian congestion, safety and litter in a location 
which would serve as a large public gathering space. 
Ms. Manton said these and other technical issues will 
be stuctlyd with the architects. A fine mesh screen or 
glass wall was suggested to counter litter and safetv 
problems. Ms. Manton will attempt to obtain funding 
for maintenance from adjacent properties, One Market 
Plaza and the Hyatt. Commissioner Rascon liked the 
deliberate, non-sectarian imagery of the work. 



Motion to approve preliminary design for all projects 

Promenade Ribbon 
MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Historic and Interpretive Signage - pending discussion 

with the Department of Public Works regarding the 

podiums . 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 

SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Buster Simpson's Foot Sculpture - pending further 
discussion of siting specifications. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Bill Maxwell's China Sky - pending further discussion 
of drainpipe issues as expressed by Commissioner Lisac. 
MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Commissioner Rascon stated that he would be willing to 
assist Ms. Manton on the provisos by visiting sites. 

VII. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that Supervisor Yaki ' s 
office passed a resolution that the Art Commission put 
together a youth exhibition for the Youth Summit which 
he has been working on for the past week or so. Mr. 
Jenkins passed out a list of thirteen participants to 
the commissioners. The show will be opening October 
3rd. Mr. Jenkins is in the process of discussing with 
Yaki's office who will be handling the reception. He 
hopes to piggyback the two receptions - one for the 
Arts Project and one for the Veiled Memories exhibition 
on the same evening. He is sending another letter from 
Commissioner Gatti to the City Hall offices reiterating 
the need to work through the Commission regarding 
exhibitions at City Hall because it has been difficult 
to coordinate such exhibitions on such short notice. 
Mr. Jenkins passed out an outline detailing two 
proposed exhibitions for next year. The first proposal 
was for"a site-specific sculptural exhibition to be 
curated by Carlos Loarca ( SOMAR ) , showcasing work by 
four artists, which has been shown in various Bay Area 
locations, entitled "Three Miles Per Hour". The theme 
relates to slowing down to consider time, nature, the 
landscape, the environment, and one's own pace. Slides 



by the proposed artists were shown: Robert Ortbal s 
tin can sculpture installation, to be installed in the 
gallery window and another at the gallery entrance; 
Annette Tosti's paper and wire constructions; Cynthia 
Lenssen's installation of paper hangings; and Betsy 
Miller-Kusz ' s "portals" that will be located at the 
entrance to the rear gallery. Mr. Jenkins proposed 
this exhibit for May/ June , 1997. 

The second exhibit Mr. Jenkins proposed was by the 
San Francisco Arts Education Project, directed by Emily 
Keeler, a former commissioner, who has worked a great 
deal with curating youth art exhibitions. Mr. Jenkins 
stated that an impressive exhibition was shown at the 
Rena Bransten Gallery last year. There was also a 
large exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA ) 
consisting of ten thousand bricks made by children 
around the country. Mr. Jenkins proposed hosting an 
exhibition entitled "Dreams and Nightmares" , dealing 
with waking/sleeping, good/bad, light/dark dichotomies, 
to be exhibited in April/May of 1997. 

Commissioner Rascon noted that Carlos Loarca has 
been associated with the SOMAR Cultural Center for more 
than a decade and expressed his enthusiasm for having 
him curate an exhibition. 

Motion to approve exhibition proposals 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII . Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the final design for the 
building facade which had been changed from a previous 
proposal made several months prior by artists, Ray 
Patlan and Eduardo Pineda for the building. 
Originally, they had proposed using an image of a 
ballplayer. They have been working with the Civic 
Design Committee to try to more effectively integrate 
the artwork into the building design. Their current 
proposal is to use an image of a dog, integrating an 
endangered species theme. There will still be a band 
of tile over the door which will depict two condors. 
Their preference now is to simplify imagery and tone 
down the color scheme by alternating plain tile and 
spraypainted images. The artists prefer a plain 
monochrome background, but the Civic Design Committee 
preferred a brightly colored background more 
approprrsrte to the children's play area matching with 
play equipment. Commissioner Gatti asked why bright 
colors are necessary. Commissioner Rascon liked that 
the endangered species theme provided an appropriate 
strong context with its cultural ties to the children 
who will be playing on the playground. Commissioner 



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Gatti preferred the monochromatic style and requested 
that the minutes from the Civic Design Committee be 
checked regarding the approved colors of the playground 
equipment, whether they were primary colors or a 
hunter/forest green to go with the background. Nancy 
Gonchar stated that she would check the minutes. 

Motion to approve final design of artwork by Fresco for 
Jose Coronado Playground, pending further discussion of 
playground equipment colors. 
MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IX . Civic Center Court House - 4th Floor Family Court Area 

Ms. Manton presented Ann Preston's final design 
for the zinc/fiberglass panels, stainless steel floor 
insets, bronze sculpture and glass/limestone fountain. 
She explained to the Commissioners that some of the 
Judges raised concerns about the definition of body 
parts on the banding that will serve as the trim for 
the zinc panels. Ms. Manton informed the Committee that 
the artist, Ann Preston has agreed to make adjustments 
in the representation of the figure which will flatten 
and diminish the curves represented. The Commissioners 
voted to approve the project's final design. Although 
they did not agree with the perception of the Judges, 
they agreed to allow the artist to make minor 
adjustments to address the concern stated above. 

Motion to authorize Ann Preston to proceed with 
fabrication of process for artwork for Civic Center 
Court House, 4th Floor Family Court area. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 

VOTE: Unanimous 

X. Collections 

Debra Lehane introduced the sculptor Robbie 
Robbins, who with Lou Pearson, has been working on a 
sculpture entitled "Sail Skyward" , that Roy Maloney 
wishes to donate to the city for proposed installation 
at Pier 7 on Herb Caen Way. Ms. Lehane related that 
Mr. Robbins had attended the last committee meeting 
which due to a lack of quorom necessitated his return 
today. Mr. Robbins said that the donor wished to 
donate to the city because he has been a long-time 
resident and for reasons outlined in his letter. The 
artists have been developing the sculptural theme for 
many years. It is a simple, curvilinear design 
composed of mirror polish stainless steel with a 
textured finish. Mr. Robbins presented his maquette 
and described the imagery as an abstract evocation of a 



sailboat. Mr. Robbins had reviewed the Pier 7 £ 
with a staff person from the Port for the Fort 
Authority's comments. 

Commissioner Rascon opened up discussion. 
Commissioner Lisac expressed concerns about the 
pedestal and skateboarding, saying that the corners anc 
slope of the black granite based needed to be 
protected. Commissioner Rascon asked Ms. Manton I 
her input due to her familiarity with the Waterfront 
location. Ms. Manton remarked that there were a great 
deal of projects going on in the proposed area and that 
the proposed placement of the work behind a public 
toilet was unusual. She reiterated Commissioner 
Lisac's concern regarding skateboarding on the piece, 
as the area is notorious for skateboarding. She also 
questioned the proportionality between the base and the 
sculpture. Commissioner Rascon questioned the premise 
of accepting gifts to the Embarcadero area because oi 
ongoing development and the acceptance of gifts m 
general. Commissioner Gatti said that donations should 
be accepted due to the generosity of donors, but that 
conditions such as locations should not be attached. 
Mr. Robbins replied that the donor would probably leave 
it up to the Commission to determine the most 
appropriate site. 

There was discussion regarding the location, 
mounting/engineering and maintenance costs of gifts. 
Ms. Lehane indicated that the Commission's gift policy 
requires that donors set up endowments to cover such 
costs. Director Newirth concurred with Ms. Lehane and 
emphasized the complexity of the Embarcadero property 
due to multiple decision makers' jurisdictions. Ms. 
Lehane said that she would look at the City's General 
Plan for underrepresented areas of the city as possible 
sites. Mr. Robbins asked if the donor had any input 
into location. Director Newirth interjected that he 
believed that gifts over $5,000 must go to the Board of 
Supervisors for approval. 

Motion to approve acceptance of "Sail Skyward" from 
donor Roy Maloney, pending further discussion of 
location, endowment, and further research. 

MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

XI . Staff Reports 

Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia MacNeil and Jill Manton presented Ron 
Fischer's preliminary proposal for a sculpture which is 
proposed for the roof of the Esplanade Ballroom. The 
Commissioners did not believe that this particular 
proposal could be accepted as designed and directed 



staff to communicate several points to the artist to be 
re-considered in the further revision and development 
of the concept. They wanted the artist to re-consider 
the height of the sculpture and to try to develop a 
relationship with the architecture of the building. 
They supported he use of light in the sculpture and 
liked the roof top location, however they also 
encouraged the artist to think about a symbolic or 
meaningful relationship to San Francisco, something 
that would imbue the sculpture with landmark status. No 
vote was taken. 

XII. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



MINUTES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1996 



Commissioners Present: 
Stanlee Gatti 
Andrew Lisac 
William Meyer 
Armando Rascon 



Staff Present: 
Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 
Rupert Jenkins 
Debra Lehane 
Nancy Gonchar 
Richard Newirth, 
Director 



The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. 
I . Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept into Civic Art Collection, Alice 
Aycock's "Functional and Fantasy Stair," 1996, a large 
scale sculpture and functional spiral staircase in 
aluminum, painted steel, plaster, and rubber flooring, 
installed in the periodical reading room of the Main 
Library . 

B. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection, 
Alice Aycock's "Cyclone Fragment," 1996, a large scale 
suspended sculpture out of aluminum, installed in the 
Main Library. 

C. Motion to approve final payment to Aye Ltd. (Alice 
Aycock) on Contract #2840006 for fabrication and 
installation of "Functional and Fantasy Stair" and 

" Cyclone Fragmen t . " 

D. Motion to approve Richard Armstrong's proposed 
design for Market Street Art in Transit poster series. 

E. Motion to approve final payment to Elizabeth 
Saltos for completion of all work on contract #2830027 
and installation of art work at Fire Station #44. 




City and County of 
9f-, San Francisco 



F. Motion to accept into the Civic Art Collection the 
art work by Elizabeth Saltos located at Fire Station 
#44, 1298 Grand Ave., San Francisco. 

G. Motion to approve the proposed wrapping of city 
—nronuments by the San Francisco Art Institute Artists 

Committee with a black ribbon as part of the observance 
of Day Without Art December 1, 1996. 



H. Motion to approve the loan of Richard Diebenkorn 
Still Life with Letter, 1961, oil on canvas to an 
25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tel. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.25' 



exhibition being organized by the Whitney Museum of 
American Art titled Richard Diebenkorn (Sept. 2o, 199/ 
- Jan. 11, 1998) with an exhibition itinerary to the 
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (May- Aug. 19$ 
and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Sept. 24, 
1998 - Jan. 3, 1999). 

I. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to pay Thomas Swann Signs the amount of S1750 
for replacement of two Gold Mountain Podium plaques due 
to vandalism. 

Motion to approve Consent Calendar. 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II . Airport 

Susan Pontious briefly reviewed the status of 
location and fees for Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins. Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins were 
originally selected for Concourse B which due to delays 
has resulted in a decision by the Art Commission to 
find an alternate location in the Aviation Archive and 
Museum. The contract would provide for a final design 
proposal; S6,000 fees, $6,000 expenses (exclusive of 
engineering ) . 

Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into contract with Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Collins for $12,000 to design an artwork for the west 
facade of the Aviation Archive and Museum at San 
Francisco International Airport. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Discussion for review and approval of proposed 
design modification to Su-Chen Hung ' s glass "welcome" 
panels was postponed until October. 

Ms. Pontious described Ann Preston's terrazzo 
design in Concourse A. Ms. Preston is creating a dome 
which has crystalline forms based on mathematical 
formulas developed by English mathematician Arthur 
Penrose. Underneath the dome, she would like to do a 
graphic— representation . The architect, Harry 
Overstreet, has reservations about the design, statin" 
that it resembles a Star of David or an Islamic symbol. 
Ms. Pontious thinks the design is purely geometric and 
noted that no one else has voiced similar 
apprehensions . 



Motion to approve Ann Preston's terrazzo rosette 
proposed for Concourse A. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III . 9-1-1 Center 

Tonia Macneil presented the final report on the 
summer art workshops. Sonia Manjon, a former staff 
member at the Art Commission, oversaw the workshops 
which were successfully attended by over 90 children 
with the help of nine interns. Ms. Macneil distributed 
the report and guidelines to the commissioners which 
outlined the process undertaken. The goal of the 
workshops was to create public artwork for the 9-1-1 
Center, allowing for a tangible means of public input. 
Although the children were originally supposed to 
fabricate the artwork, the materials have since been 
changed, which have precluded the integration of the 
artwork created in the workshop. One of the other 
goals was to make the 9-1-1 Center less intrusive on 
the community, instead, creating a sense of community 
ownership . 

In Ms. Manjon's written proposal, she describes 
the interns' process of working with the public. Ms. 
Macneil hopes to use this project as a prototype for 
community involvement in future projects. Commissioner 
Gatti expressed his approval of this project report and 
Commissioner Rascon thought the report would be very 
useful to outside sources. Director Newirth commended 
Ms. Macneil for the overall success of the project, 
describing it as a "watershed" for future projects 
incorporating public input into the design of public 
artwork. Ms. Macneil noted that in similar future 
projects, parental signatures will be obtained in order 
to release the children's artwork. She requested 
approval for final payment to Sonia Manjon pending 
completion of the final report. 

Motion to approve final artwork design by Cheryl Riley 
for 9-1-1 Center 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Moti on to approve final payment to Sonia Manjon for 
completion of work as coordinator of summer art 
workshops . 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 



VOTE: Unanimous 

IV . 700 Pennsylvania Ave. 

Ms. Macneil introduced the designer Robert 
Catalusci and described the site as a building on 
Pennsylvania and 22nd Street across from the 22nd 
Street Caltrain station, next to the freeway in an 
industrial area. Mr. Catalusci spent over a year 
conceptualizing and developing the surface and art 
elements with the city's architects with the hope of 
turning this building into a landmark. One main 
consideration in Mr. Catalusci 's design was the opening 
up of areas with light through the use of inverted 
pyramidal skylights. His design will incorporate 
integral sculptures in the gate and fence areas, as 
well as on the building facade. The color scheme of 
silver, red and black he proposes is consistent with 
the color scheme of the new Muni trains. Commissioner 
Meyer related his concern, as an architect, that the 
architects' artistic license may have been infringed 
upon. Ms. Macneil and Ms. Manton replied that Mr. 
Catalusci had developed an excellent rapport with the 
city's architects in house and had obtained consent at 
the project on site for the artist to work in this 
capacity. Commissioner Gatti expressed his concern 
over the proposed color scheme if the Muni trains' 
colors did not change. Mr. Catalusci stated that he 
still would feel strongly about the color as it would 
uplift the area and provide a pleasant contrast to the 
background environment. The commissioners stated their 
enthusiasm for the design and concept. 

Motion to approve design development of artwork by 
Robert Catalusci for the 700 Pennsylvania Muni 
facility, pending further discussion of color scheme by 
the Civic Design Committee. 

MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

V . Jackson Playground 

Review of final design of artwork is on hold until the 
final design is completed per Ms. Macneil. 

VI . Preliminary Design for Mid-Embarcadero Public Art 
Program 

Jill Manton presented the preliminary layout for 
the Intejjaretive Signage Project, as well as for the 
Promenade Ribbon in the Mid-Embarcadero area. Ms. 
Manton reported that the Promenade Ribbon Project 
received a high ranking as the best of ISTEA, awarded 
by the Department of Transportation and the California 
Transportation Commission. More than fifty percent of 



its funding will be offset by grant monies. According 
to a Port directive, the ribbon must be flush with the 
sidewalk, due to the attractiveness of raised elements 
to skateboarders, and the need for sidewalk space due 
to the large volume of foot traffic in this area. This 
requirement poses technical problems because the raised 
elements serve as the housing for the illuminators 
which power the fiber optic system. Ms. Manton is 
investigating the possibility of discreetly integrating 
the illuminators into bulkhead buildings. 

Director Newirth addressed the problem of seepage 
in the South Embarcadero and the need for failure 
analysis. Ms. Manton related that seepage through the 
concrete underneath the glass blocks has contributed to 
mold growth, obscuring the fiber optic illumination. 
Commissioner Gatti asked about variations in lamp 
color. Ms. Manton replied that adjustment was obtained 
by changing the illuminator dial. 

Ms. Manton reported that the Turnbull Seatwall is 
being removed because of its poor condition and will be 
replaced with the Promenade Ribbon. Ms. Manton will 
obtain more bids for failure analysis consultation 
services relative to the Promenade Ribbon. 

One other concern Ms. Manton related was that the 
ribbon is not shown on the Embarcadero model for the 
public. She said the public and Civic Design Committee 
should be informed about the omission. Commissioner 
Lisac concurred that the ribbon should appear on the 
model. Director Newirth commended Ms. Manton for her 
outstanding effort in obtaining such a large amount of 
funding singlehandedly . Commissioner Rascon personally 
acknowledged Ms. Manton 's fine work with this 
experimental project and her responsiveness to the 
diverse needs of the public. Commissioner Lisac 
thought this project would be an outstanding example to 
present before Congress. 

Ms. Manton described the Historic and Interpretive 
Signage Project which has been completed in the South 
and North, and is currently being installed along the 
King Street corridor. She related that the Mid- 
Embarcadero layout is still in a preliminary, 
conceptual stage. The artist is working with a 
historian and is open to suggestions from the 
commissioners for additional themes or historical 
content. Ms. Manton hopes to incorporate some of the 
archaelogical artifacts that were unearthed during the 
construction of the underground tunnel which will 
extend—Muni Metro from Market Street along the South 
Embarcadero. The podiums may be eliminated due to 
accessibility concerns for the disabled and the sight- 
impaired. Ms. Manton is working with a disabled access 
coordinator at the Department of Public Works. If 
podiums are removed, the project artist will develop a 



new element which would be brought before the committee 
for approval. 

Buster Simpson's multi-faceted proposal was 
presented next, which is to be placed on the 
Embarcadero promenade. The primary component of 
artist's proposal will be a large sculpture of a foot. 
Ms. Manton further described the other projects 
proposed which include a water feature/lily pond at the 
rear of the Embarcadero Vaillancourt Fountana, which 
would contain indigenous plants and a sculptural ramp 
over the water which would provide access to the 
sculpture, replacing the rusting stairway. 
Commissioner Rascon felt that this was a dynamic 
proposal with many possibilities for collaboration. 
There was discussion regarding the budget and other 
components of the artist's proposal, such as the 
proposed relocation of King Carlos and De Anza statues 
to the foot of Market Street, and about a granite 
plaque to commemorate the origin of the Bull and Bear 
Market. Commissioner Gatti requested further 
consideration of alternate sites for this work, perhaps 
on the landside at the foot of Embarcadero. Ms. Manton 
replied that restriction of funding sources for the 
Roadway Improvements preclude placing the foot on the 
landside. Commissioner Lisac suggested moving it 
closer to the seawall or the Ferry Building. Ms. 
Manton replied that the Port has final jurisdiction 
over artwork on port property. All of the 
commissioners expressed concerns over the appropriate 
location of the work, as its uniqueness necessitates a 
niche which will highlight it. 

Ms. Manton moved on to a discussion of Bill 
Maxwell's China Sky, highlighting the location at the 
foot of Market Street and describing it as a nautilus- 
shaped structure with a descending circular ramp, which 
contains built-in seating. Ms. Manton described 
Maxwell's work as a water feature which will contain 
images made of light, bringing color and magic to the 
Embarcadero. Ms. Manton is working with Mr. Maxwell to 
develop a budget. One serious concern is that the City 
has not yet identified funds to provide for open space 
improvements, of which this would be a part. 

Commissioner Lisac expressed concern about 
pedestrian congestion, safety and litter in a location 
which would serve as a large public gathering space. 
Ms. Manton said these and other technical issues will 
be studied with the architects. A fine mesh screen or 
glass wall was suggested to counter litter and safety 
problems. Ms. Manton will attempt to obtain funding 
for maintenance from adjacent properties, One Market 
Plaza and the Hyatt. Commissioner Rascon liked the 
deliberate, non-sectarian imagery of the work. 



Motion to approve preliminary design for all projects 

Promenade Ribbon 
MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Historic and Interpretive Signage - pending discussion 

with the Department of Public Works regarding the 

podiums . 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 

SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Buster Simpson's Foot Sculpture - pending further 
discussion of siting specifications. 
MOTION: Commissioner Rascon 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Bill Maxwell's China Sky - pending further discussion 
of drainpipe issues as expressed by Commissioner Lisac. 
MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon . 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Commissioner Rascon stated that he would be willing to 
assist Ms. Manton on the provisos by visiting sites. 

VII . Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins reported that Supervisor Yaki's 
office passed a resolution that the Art Commission put 
together a youth exhibition for the Youth Summit which 
he has been working on for the past week or so. Mr. 
Jenkins passed out a list of thirteen participants to 
the commissioners. The show will be opening October 
3rd. Mr. Jenkins is in the process of discussing with 
Yaki's office who will be handling the reception. He 
hopes to piggyback the two receptions - one for the 
Arts Project and one for the Veiled Memories exhibition 
on the same evening. He is sending another letter from 
Commissioner Gatti to the City Hall offices reiterating 
the need to work through the Commission regarding 
exhibitions at City Hall because it has been difficult 
to coordinate such exhibitions on such short notice. 
Mr. Jenkins passed out an outline detailing two 
proposed exhibitions for next year. The first proposal 
was for~a site-specific sculptural exhibition to be 
curated by Carlos Loarca ( SOMAR ) , showcasing work by 
four artists, which has been shown in various Bay Area 
locations, entitled "Three Miles Per Hour". The theme 
relates to slowing down to consider time, nature, the 
landscape, the environment, and one's own pace. Slides 



by the proposed artists were shown: Robert Ortba 
tin can sculpture installation, to be installed in 
gallery window and another at the gallery entrance; 
Annette Tosti's paper and wire constructions; Cyntl 
Lenssen's installation of paper hangings; and Bet: 
Miller-Kusz's "portals" that will be located at the 
entrance to the rear gallery. Mr. Jenkins proposed 
this exhibit for May/ June , 1997. 

The second exhibit Mr. Jenkins proposed was by the 
San Francisco Arts Education Project, directed by Emily 
Keeler, a former commissioner, who has worked a great 
deal with curating youth art exhibitions. Mr. Jenkins 
stated that an impressive exhibition was shown at the 
Rena Bransten Gallery last year. There was also a 
large exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art ( MOMA ) 
consisting of ten thousand bricks made by children 
around the country. Mr. Jenkins proposed hosting an 
exhibition entitled "Dreams and Nightmares" , dealing 
with waking/sleeping, good/bad, light/dark dichotomies, 
to be exhibited in April/May of 1997. 

Commissioner Rascon noted that Carlos Loarca has 
been associated with the SOMAR Cultural Center for more 
than a decade and expressed his enthusiasm for having 
him curate an exhibition. 

Motion to approve exhibition proposals 

MOTION: Commissioner Lisac 
SECOND: Commissioner Rascon 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VIII . Jose Coronado Playground 

Tonia Macneil reviewed the final design for the 
building facade which had been changed from a previous 
proposal made several months prior by artists, Ray 
Patlan and Eduardo Pineda for the building. 
Originally, they had proposed using an image of a 
ballplayer. They have been working with the Civic 
Design Committee to try to more effectively integrate 
the artwork into the building design. Their current 
proposal is to use an image of a dog, integrating an 
endangered species theme. There will still be a band 
of tile over the door which will depict two condors. 
Their preference now is to simplify imagery and tone 
down the color scheme by alternating plain tile and 
spraypainted images. The artists prefer a plain 
monochrome background, but the Civic Design Committee 
preferred a brightly colored background more 
appropr*i-ate to the children's play area matching with 
play equipment. Commissioner Gatti asked why bright 
colors are necessary. Commissioner Rascon liked that 
the endangered species theme provided an appropriate 
strong context with its cultural ties to the children 
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Gatti preferred the monochromatic style and requested 
that the minutes from the Civic Design Committee be 
checked regarding the approved colors of the playground 
equipment, whether they were primary colors or a 
hunter/forest green to go with the background. Nancy 
Gonchar stated that she would check the minutes. 

Motion to approve final design of artwork by Fresco for 
Jose Coronado Playground, pending further discussion of 
playground equipment colors. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Gatti 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IX . Civic Center Court House - 4th Floor Family Court Area 
Ms. Manton presented Ann Preston's final design 

for the zinc/fiberglass panels, stainless steel floor 
insets, bronze sculpture and glass/limestone fountain. 
She explained to the Commissioners that some of the 
Judges raised concerns about the definition of body 
parts on the banding that will serve as the trim for 
the zinc panels. Ms. Manton informed the Committee that 
the artist, Ann Preston has agreed to make adjustments 
in the representation of the figure which will flatten 
and diminish the curves represented. The Commissioners 
"^ voted to approve the project's final design. Although 

they did not agree with the perception of the Judges, 
they agreed to allow the artist to make minor 
adjustments to address the concern stated above. 

Motion to authorize Ann Preston to proceed with 
fabrication of process for artwork for Civic Center 
Court House, 4th Floor Family Court area. 

MOTION: Commissioner Meyer 
SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 
VOTE: Unanimous 

X . Col lect ions 

Debra Lehane introduced the sculptor Robbie 
Robbins, who with Lou Pearson, has been working on a 
sculpture entitled "Sail Skyward" , that Roy Maloney 
wishes to donate to the city for proposed installation 
at Pier 7 on Herb Caen Way. Ms. Lehane related that 
Mr. Robbins had attended the last committee meeting 
which due to a lack of quorom necessitated his return 
today. Mr. Robbins said that the donor wished to 
donate to the city because he has been a long-time 
resi-d-e-nt and for reasons outlined in his letter. The 
■"■" artists have been developing the sculptural theme for 

^ many years. It is a simple, curvilinear design 

composed of mirror polish stainless steel with a 
textured finish. Mr. Robbins presented his maquette 
and described the imagery as an abstract evocation of a 



sailboat. Mr. Robbins had reviewed the Pier ' 
with a staff person from the Port for the Port 
Authority's comments. 

Commissioner Rascon opened up discussion. 
Commissioner Lisac expressed concerns about the 
pedestal and skateboarding, saying that the corners and 
slope of the black granite based needed to be 
protected. Commissioner Rascon asked Ms. Manton for 
her input due to her familiarity with the Waterfront 
location. Ms. Manton remarked that there were a great 
deal of projects going on in the proposed area and that 
the proposed placement of the work behind a public 
toilet was unusual. She reiterated Commissioner 
Lisac 's concern regarding skateboarding on the piece, 
as the area is notorious for skateboarding. She also 
questioned the proportionality between the base and the 
sculpture. Commissioner Rascon questioned the premise 
of accepting gifts to the Embarcadero area because of 
ongoing development and the acceptance of gifts in 
general. Commissioner Gatti said that donations should 
be accepted due to the generosity of donors, but that 
conditions such as locations should not be attached. 
Mr. Robbins replied that the donor would probably leave 
it up to the Commission to determine the most 
appropriate site. 

There was discussion regarding the location, 
mounting/engineering and maintenance costs of gifts. 
Ms. Lehane indicated that the Commission's gift policy 
requires that donors set up endowments to cover such 
costs. Director Newirth concurred with Ms. Lehane and 
emphasized the complexity of the Embarcadero property 
due to multiple decision makers' jurisdictions. Ms. 
Lehane said that she would look at the City's General 
Plan for underrepresented areas of the city as possible 
sites. Mr. Robbins asked if the donor had any input 
into location. Director Newirth interjected that he 
believed that gifts over $5,000 must go to the Board of 
Supervisors for approval. 

Motion to approve acceptance of "Sail Skyward" from 

donor Roy Maloney, pending further discussion of 

location, endowment, and further research. 

MOTION: Commissioner Gatti 

SECOND: Commissioner Lisac 

VOTE: Unanimous 

XI. Staff Reports 

Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia MacNeil and Jill Manton presented Ron 
Fischer's preliminary proposal for a sculpture which is 
proposed for the roof of the Esplanade Ballroom. The 
Commissioners did not believe that this particular 
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staff to communicate several points to the artist to be 
re-considered in the further revision and development 
of the concept. They wanted the artist to re-consider 
the height of the sculpture and to try to develop a 
relationship with the architecture of the building. 
They supported he use of light in the sculpture and 
liked the roof top location, however they also 
encouraged the artist to think about a symbolic or 
meaningful relationship to San Francisco, something 
that would imbue the sculpture with landmark status. No 
vote was taken. 

XII. The meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m. 



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AGENDA 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, October 16, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 



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Motion to approve Precita Eyes Muralist's proposed 
design for a mural at Commodore Stockton Elementary 
School sponsored by the Chinatown Neighborhood Resource 
Center . 

Motion to approve mural project done by Children's HOPE 
Project and the Precita Eyes Mural Center at a garage 
site on Balmy Alley between Harrison and Folsom at 24th 
Street . 



C. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of 6 framed 

historical poster images of San Francisco valued at 
approximately $600 from Stewart Title of California for 
display in city Offices. 

D. Motion to increase the contract CT2860124 with Sheedy 
Drayage Company by $11,000 for added expenses and 
storgae costs relating the Bufano sculpture "Peace" 
relocation project. 



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Airport 

Susan Pontious 



Motion to approve modification to Su-Chen Hung glass 
"Welcome" panels for the SFIA International Terminal. 




City and County or 
San Francisco 



Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into agreement with James Carpenter Design 
Associations for $300,000 for fabrication of structural 
support elements of the Sculptural Light Reflections 
for the SFIA International Terminal. 



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III. Discussion on Jurisdictional Issues 

Jill Manton 

A. Ribbon 

B. Bill Maxwell's China Sky 

C. Bufano relocation 

IV. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion re: alternative sites, and cost 
implications, for Foot Sculpture by Buster Simpson 
and China Sky by Bill Maxwell. 

B. Progress Report on Promenade Ribbon 

Discussion of proposal submitted by Arcus 
Architects for waterproofing solutions 

V. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehane 

Discussion on gift policy review and collections 
management policy 

VI. Staff Reports 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Collections 

Fire Station #24 

Moscone Convention Center 

Watershed Exhibit 

Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 

911 Center 

VII. Adjournment 



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MINUTES TO VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
OCTOBER 16, 1996 



Commissioners Present: 

Armando Rascon (Chair) 
Andrew Lisac 



Staff Present: 

iRT|m smT^o Eleanor Beaton 
415.252.2581 Nancy Gonchar 
Debra Lehane 



Jill Manton 
Richard Newirth 
Susan Pontious 



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I . Consent Calender 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent 
calender items: 

A. Motion to approve Precita Eyes Muralist's proposed 
design for a mural at Commodore Stockton 
Elementary School sponsored by the Chinatown 
Neighborhood Resource Center. 

B. Motion to approve mural project done by Children's 
HOPE Project and the Precita Eyes Mural Center at 
a garage site on Balmy Alley between Harrison and 
Folsom at 24th Street. 



C. Motion to accept with gratitude a gift of 6 framed 
historical poster images of San Francisco valued 
at approximately $600 from Stewart Title of 
California for display in city Offices. 

D. Motion to increase the contract CT2860124 with 
Sheedy Drayage Company by $11,000 for added 
expenses and storage costs relating the Bufano 
sculpture "Peace" relocation project. 



Moved : 
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Approval of Modification of Su-Chen Hung ' s 
Proposal 

Susan Pontious presented a design modification 
recommended for Su-Chen Hung's proposal. The 
proposal calls for twenty-two 60" x 36" cast glass 
panels attached to both sides of eleven support 
columns in the immigration area. Each panel is 
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together; the back panel is sandblasted with 
"welcome" in various languages. Originally the 
proposal called for both sections of glass to be 
cast glass. The modification calls for replacing 
the back panel with slumped glass. 

Aesthetically, the impact would be loss of about 1 
1/2" of visible cast glass. Financially, the net 
cost savings would be approximately $100,000. 

Ms. Pontious said that while making this 
modification would bring the project within 
budget, she explained that she is also 
investigating removing the fabrication and 
installation of the glass and framing from the 
General Contractor's contract. She explained that 
Tutor-Saliba Corp. was between $100,000 and 
$200,000 higher than other bidders on this 
project . 

She explained that alternate fabricators would 
have to be willing to carry a performance bond on 
John Lewis (the artisan who makes the cast glass), 
and the cost savings would have to be enough to 
justify the additional coordination necessary from 
the Art Commission. 

A discussion ensued regarding the pros and cons of 
various options for including artwork in the 
contract documents for the general contractor, vs. 
other means of coordinating work, such as the Art 
Commission contracting independently, assigning 
contracts to the General and so forth. The 
Committee requested that a presentation of various 
options be made at a later date, perhaps with 
George Wong, the City's construction attorney. 

Motion: Motion to approve a revised proposal for 
Su-Chen Hung ' s cast glass "welcome" panels, which 
calls for replacing the back cast glass section of 
each panel with slumped glass. 
Moved : Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

B, James Carpenter Sculptural Light Reflectors 

Susan Pontious reported that she was requesting 
approval to enter into contract with James 
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frame section of the sculptural light reflectors. 
She introduced James Carpenter and asked him to 
describe this phase of the project. Mr. Carpenter 
reported that the project was being broken down 
into segments in order to best coordinate with the 
construction schedule. The "tangs", or 
attachments to the skylight trusses, would be 
given to the General Contractor to fabricate along 
with the trusses. The steel supports would be 
fabricated by JCDA's subcontractor, and then 
installed, probably by the same subcontractor but 
under an assigned contract to the General. The 
frames would be attached to the tangs and 
installed prior to erection of the trusses. 

In a later contract, the fabric portion and glass 
edge would also be fabricated by JCDA's 
subcontractors, and installed under the same 
arrangement . 

Susan Pontious explained that by assigning the 
installation contracts to the General, she 
intended to make the coordination issues the 
General's primary responsibility rather than the 
responsibility of the artist or the Art 
Commission. The Commissioners praised the artist 
and Ms, Pontious for their efforts to reduce the 
cost of the artist's project by hundreds of 
thousands of dollars without any sacrifice of 
quality or artistic intent. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into an agreement with 
James Carpenter Design Associates for up to 
$303,300 to fabricate and transport the structural 
steel component of his Structural Light. 
Reflectors . 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Discussion on Jurisdictional Issues 

Rich Newirth 

Mr. Newirth gave the Commissioners background on 
jurisdictional issues and summarized recent incidents 
in which other city entities had made decisions or 
taken positions on art-related items that may actually 
be within Art Commission purview. First, it has been 
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Ribbon artists to make the Mid-Embarcadero section of 
the sculpture entirely flat. Though the Port has the 
authority to decide what will go on Port land and where 
it will be placed, Mr. Newirth explained, decisions on 
the nature of the project itself are artistic and, as 
such, are made by the artists and the Art Commission. A 
second case pertained to the Mid-Embarcadero location 
of Bill Maxwell's "China Sky." Though the Planning 
Commission had gone on record to say that the piece was 
to be relocated, it is the Art Commission that has 
jurisdiction over the placement of art work. The third 
case pertained to the relocation of the Bufano statue 
"Peace" from the Airport. Though the staff and Art 
Commission had selected a suitable location, a 
Supervisor who was dissatisfied with the choice would 
not schedule a hearing for the required encroachment 
permit. Again, decisions on the location or relocation 
of a civic art work are within the purview of the Art 
Commission. Mr. Newirth explained that he was giving 
the Committee members this information for their 
reference in the event that they should have occasion 
to discuss the issue with members of the public or with 
representatives of other Commissions or agencies. 

IV. Mid-Embarcadero Public Art Program 

Jill Manton 

A. Discussion re: alternative sites, and cost 
implications, for Foot Sculpture by Buster Simpson and 
China Sky by Bill Maxwell. 

Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that she had 
recently learned of strong opposition to the location 
of China Sky by Bill Maxwell at the foot of Market 
Street. The thrust of the opposition focuses on the 
fact that the connection between Market Sreet and the 
Embarcadero should be uninterrupted. Committee Chair, 
Armando Rascon, voiced his support of the original 
location and expressed that he did not think china Sky 
would be an obstruct ion , nor did he believe that it 
would signficantly impair pedestrain movement and 
access . 

The project urban designer, Boris Dramov, has suggested 
an alternate location on Block 202. Bill Maxwell is 
amenible to consider an new location, but it require 
some alteration of his design and would require an 
additional fee. Rebecca Kohlstrand from the Waterfront 
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the Commission that the future of the underground 
parking garage proposed for Block 202 was uncertain and 
would not be decided as part of the final review 
process for the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway and Open Space. 

The Commissioners were concerned about approving a new 
location for the sculpture which had such an uncertain 
future. They instead suggested that China Sky be moved 
to an off-center location near the juncture of Market 
Street and Justin Herman Plaza south. Ms. Manton 
proposed that the Commissioners defer making a firm 
recommendation until such time as the artist could come 
to San Francisco to meet with the urban designer and 
come to a mutually agreeable location. The Committee 
agreed with this suggestion from staff. 

B. Progress Report on Promenade Ribbon 

Jill Manton reported that the artists have been given a 
mandate by the Port that the Ribbon shall be completed 
flsuh with the surronding pavement in front of the 
Ferry Building between Pier 5 and the Agricultural 
Building. Ms. manton communicated her understanding 
that this was based upon the Port's desire to avoid 
having an issue with the skateboarders in the Mid- 
Embarcadero and to provide as wide a walkway as 
possible in the vicinity of the Ferry Building for the 
heavy volume of traffic. Ms. Manton stated that while 
we want to respect and work with the Port's concenrs, 
she felt that the design of the Ribbon, an award 
winning artwork, had basically been predetermined by 
the Port. She urged the Commissioners to advocate for 
some flexibility in how the Port's concerns were 
addressed in the Ribbon design. 

The Commissioners expressed their strong support of the 
Ribbon artists and their understanding of the need to 
maintain a diplomatic and cooperative relationship with 
the Port. 

Discussion of proposal submitted by Arcus Architects 
for waterproofing solutions. (Carried over to next 
meeting . ) 

V. Civic Art Collection 
Debra Lehane 

Discussion on gift policy review and collections 
management policy 



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Ms. Lehane identified the document sent to the 
Commissioners with their agendas as the Art 
Commission's Gift Policy. She hoped that they had 
reviewed it and asked if there were any questions or 
comments. The Gift Policy was identified as a sub 
policy of the Collections Management Policy which 
combines policies and procedures of the Public Art 
Program and the Civic Art Collection Program. Public 
Art had completed their portions of the document and 
the Civic Art portion is being drafted for review in 
the new future. 

As a policy of the Art Commission, Ms. Lehane is 
recommending that an Advisory Committee be created to 
advise on Collections issues. This committee will be a 
joint committee of staff, commissioners and outside 
curatorial experts. Their role will be to review in 
greater depth the Civic Art Collection and to make 
recommendations to the Visual Art Committee concerning 
specific objects and sub-collections such as the 
acceptance of gifts, de-accessioning of objects, 
location or re-siting of sculptures, etc. Ms. Lehane 
will draft a description of the Advisory Committee's 
role and present recommendations for the Advisory 
Committee at the November Visual Art Committee meeting. 

VI. Staff Reports 

A. Market Street Art in Transit 

Eleanor Beaton announced the four November performances 
of "Talking Drum" coordinated by Chris Brown, and 
featuring youth writers and performers. 

B. Civic Center Court House 

Eleanor Beaton showed Commissioners photographs of 
Albert Paley's fabricated elevator handrail brackets. 
Commissioners expressed approval of artwork. 

C. Moscone Convention Center - Howard Street Project 
Jil]_ Manton reported on her recent meeting with Moscone 
staff regarding the preliminary design by Ron Fischer 
for the Moscone Esplanade rooftop. Ms. Manton informed 
the staff with whom she met that the Art Commission did 
not approve of the submitted design, but believed there 
was potential to work with the site. However, the 
Moscone staff representatives expressed their concern 
that the site was not appropriate for any artwork of 
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working with the Redevelopment Agency to reconsider 
some of the earlier sites proposed by the artist. 
Subsequently, Ms. Manton spoke with the artist who 
reaffirmed his strong wishes to work with this 
particular site. 

The Commissioners agreed that this site should not 
necessarily be abandoned, however a new or revised 
design was required. Commissioner Meyer strongly stated 
that the design should be developed in collaboration 
with the building architect and that it was not 
appropriate to impose an artwork on top of his design. 
Ms. Manton mentioned that this was her intent, however, 
she needed to work through Moscone staff in order to 
find out exactly who the architect was and where he was 
located. Apparently, the Moscone staff did not wish to 
take this step until they themselves were agreeable 
that they wished to pursue an artwork at this site. 
Staff was directed to work with Moscone to further 
explore the placement of a revised design on the 
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Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

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Public Art 



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415.252.2581 



AGENDA 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, November 20, 1996 

3:00 P.M. 
25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 
information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 
who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 
item. 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 
APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 



I . Consent Calender 

A. Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's contract 

(CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on the skylight 
heliostats at the New Sheriff's Facility. 



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Motion to increase conservation contract with Genevieve 
Baird by $35,000 for conservation of various monuments 
and sculptures for fiscal year 1996-97. 

Motion to approve the use of the $132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail Transit 
Maintenance Facility in a more publicly accessible j 
location at the Airport. 

Motion to authorize increase of agreement with Lewis 
deSoto for Civic Center Court House by $3,050. 




II. Mid-Embarcadero Ribbon Design Review 
Jill Manton 

Proposal to procure services of Arcus Associates for 
waterproofing design solutions 
Motion to pay Arcus Associates an amount not to exceed 
$9,500 for waterproofing design solutions. 

III. Gallery 

Rupert Jenkins 

Update on Art in City Hall 

Update on 155 Grove Street/City Site 

Possible motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into agreement with the Department of 

Public Health and Department of Real Estate regarding 

gallery sites at 155 and 165 Grove. 



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IV. Airport 
Susan Pontious 

A. Motion to approve revised proposals by Mildred Howard 
and the team of Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya for 
the gateroom walls. 

B. Motion to approve Selection Panel and Airport Art 
Steering Committee recommendations for proposals by 
Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, Viola 
Frey, and Rigo for the gateroom walls. 

C. Motion to authorize payment of $5000 each to Squeak 
Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, Viola Frey, 
and Rigo for the gateroom walls. 

D. Report on impact of Airport value engineering on Keith 
Sonnier's proposal for Concourse G. 

E. Motion to approve final prototype of plaques for Lewis 
deSoto terrazzo floor. 

F. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into an agreement with Ned Kahn to develop a 
proposal for $10,000 for the ART/Bart Station at SFO. 

V. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Report on Collections Management Policy and Advisory 
Committee . 

B. Report on gift from R. Maloney/Robbie Robins "Sail 
Skyward . " 

C. Report on gift from Carl Djerrasi of sculpture by 
George Rickey titled "Double L" for New Main Library. 
Possible motion of gift acceptance. 

D. Report on Bufano location and Board Action. 
Motion to reaffirm Brotherhood Way location. 

E. Report on Adopt-A-Monument exhibition in City Hall, 
website and PSA. 

VI. Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton 

Review of revised design by Ann Preston for fourth- 
floor Family Court. 

VII. Sunnydale Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton 

Progress Report 

Motion to authorize the aggregation of funds from 

upcoming clean water projects for complete sculptural 

work associated with "Endangered Garden." 



VIII. Staff Reports 

Chinatown Library 

Market Street Art in Transit 

Muni Key Stops 

Collections 

Fire Station #24 

Moscone Convention Center 

Watershed Exhibit 

Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 

911 Center 

IX. Adjournment 



MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1996 

Commissioners Present: 

Armando Rascon (chair) 
Stanlee Gatti (through item IV A) 
Andrew Lisac . . 

Bill Meyer , 

Staff Present: 

Eleanor Beaton 

Rupert Jenkins 

Donna Graves 

Debra Lehane ,. 

Jill Manton . , , 

Richard Newirth 

Susan Pontious 

I . Consent Calendar 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent 
calendar items: 
Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's 
contract (CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on 
the skylight heliostats at the New Sheriff's 
Facility. . 

B. Motion to increase conservation contract with 
Genevieve Baird by $35,000 for conservation of 
various monuments and sculptures for fiscal year 
1996-97. 

C. Motion to approve the use of the $132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail 
Transit Maintenance Facility in a more publicly 
accessible location at the Airport. 

D. Motion to authorize increase of agreement with 
Lewis deSoto for Civic Center Court House by 
$3,050. 



II. Mid-Embarcadero Ribbon Design Review 

Motion : Motion to procure the services of Arcus Assoc 
for waterproofing design solutions and to pay Arcus 



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Assoc, an amount not to exceed $9,500 for waterproofing 
design solutions. 
Moved : Gatti/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

III. Gallery 

A. Hallway Exhibits 

Rupert Jenkins reported on recent successful 
openings for the Gallery and the hallway exhibits 
on the 3rd floor. He reported that a small 
committee was being formed to develop policy 
regarding the 3rd floor exhibits. Their first 
meeting would be in January, 1997. He also 
reported that recent vandalism to a series of 
photographs in the Visual Aids exhibit, organized 
by Supervisor Katz ' s office, pointed to the 
vulnerability of artworks displayed in the 
hallways. He reported that these artworks were 
not covered by glass. 

Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of 
insurance and/or greater surveillance of the 
artwork. Mr. Jenkins reported that he had been 
looking into it, but so far, there was nothing 
available. Commissioner Gatti expressed the 
opinion that the Art Commission has to make a 
total disclaimer regarding protection of the 
artwork. Curating and protecting the artwork is 
not the Gallery's primary responsibility, and the 
Art Commission cannot afford to get further 
involved. Mr. Jenkins reported that he was 
seeking a $5,000 grant to help the artists with 
framing expenses for the hallway exhibit. 

B. Letter of Commendation 

Rupert Jenkins requested a letter of accommodation 
expressing the Commission's gratitude for work 
Teresa Piccolotti of Postfun has done developing 
the Gallery's Web Site page. 

Motion : Motion approving a letter of appreciation 

to be written on behalf of the Art Commission 

commending Teresa Piccolotti/Postf un for her work 

in designing and implementing the Gallery's Web 

site. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 

Vote: Unanimous 



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Motion : Motion approving a letter of appreciation 
to be written on behalf of the Art Commission 
commending Teresa Piccolotti/Postf un for her work 
in designing and implementing the Gallery's Web 
site . 

I Moved : Lisac/Meyer- 

.1 Vote : Unanimous 

C. Gallery 

Commissioner Gatti reported that at a tour of the 
City Hall renovation he had requested that the 155 
Grove building be preserved. As a result, Mayor 
Brown has directed DPW staff to look into 
preserving the 155 Grove St. building. 
Commissioner Gatti reported that to preserve the 
building, the seismic retrofitting of the Gallery 
would have to be complete by August, 1997. This 
is when the Health Dept . has indicated that it 
needs to be able to occupy it. It was agreed that 
the Art Commission should proceed with getting its 
own estimates for this work. Meetings with Health 
Department and Art Commission officials have been 
scheduled to discuss each department's needs for 
the building. 

IV. Airport 

A. Revised Proposals by Mildred Howard and Juana 
. ' Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya. 

Susan Pontious presented revised proposals by 

Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya and Mildred 

Howard . 

1. Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya 

In response to concerns expressed by the 
Airline liaisons, the artists revised their 
proposal to 1) show a tender, but clearly 
happy meeting between the African and African 
American man and woman; 2) Eliminate the 
"flying child", and show her being lifted 
playfully in the air; 3) eliminate the 
airplane; 4) make it clearer that the woman 
and child are happily greeting each other. 
Ms. Pontious reported that the Airport Art 
Steering Committee had approved this 
proposal . 

Motion : Motion to approve the revised 
proposal by Juana Alicia and Emmanuel 
' ' • Montoya. 



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Moved: Lisac/Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

2. Mildred Howard i 

Ms. Pontious reported that after meeting with 
the Airline liaisons, she and the artist 
realized that it was unlikely that the artist 
could modify her "suitcase" proposal to 
satisfy the concerns of the airlines. 
Therefore the artist has pursued another 
concept. Entitled "Salt Peanuts", Howard 
intends to use saxophones as a sculptural 
element. Above and below the sculpture would 
be the musical score for the opening bars of 
the Charlie Parker tune, Salt Peanuts . 

Motion : Motion to approve Mildred Howard's 
revised proposal, entitled "Salt Peanuts", 
for one of the gate room walls at SFO. 
Moved : Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

Additional Panel Recommendations for Gate room 
Walls 

Susan Pontious presented proposals by other 
artists recommended by the Selection Panel 
(consisting of Armando Rascon for the Art 
Commission, Kathy Holland, independent curator, 
Karen Tsujimoto curator for the Oakland Museum, 
Raymond Saunders, artist, Stephen Nash, chief 
curator for the Fine Arts Museums, and Bill 
Coblentz from the Airport). 
1. Rigo 

The proposal by Rigo is an image of a young 
boy painting a circle.- It would be executed 
in mosaic tile. It received a unanimous 
recommendation from the Selection Panel and 
the Airport Art. Steering Committee . 
Motion : Motion to approve proposal by Rigo 
for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 



Rupert Garcia 

Rupert Garcia' s proposal is a graphic design 
of a brown bird on a blue ground with a 
checker board pattern on the right side. It 



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would be executed in glazed tile. This 
proposal also received unanimous approval 
from the panel and the Airport Art Steering 
Committee. Commissioner Meyer reported that 
he did not. like the design. 

Motion : Approval of proposal submitted by 
Rupert Garcia for one of the Concourse gate 
room walls. 
Moved : Rascon/Lisac 
Vote : i4yes: Rascon, Lisac 
Nays: Meyer 

Viola Frey 

Viola Frey is proposing to do a group of 
ceramic figures around a hand holding a 
globe. The work will be executed in Frey's 
signature style, but it is yet unclear how 
many figures would be fabricated, or whether 
or not they would be in relief, or full 
figure sculptures. The panel and the AASC 
approved her as an artist and her concept, 
but wanted further clarification of her 
concept . 

Motion : Motion to approve the proposal 
concept by Viola Frey for one of the 
Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

Squeak Carnwath 

Squeak Carnwath had presented a small 
painting showing central blue rectangle with 
poetic words evoking travel, and surrounded 
by a grid within which there were similarly 
evocative images. The final work would be 
executed in ceramic steel. Ms. Pontious 
reported that the panel and AASC had 
expressed concern about how the intimacy of 
the painting, and the artist's hand, would 
translate to a large scale and with a 
mechanical means of reproduction. Ms. 
Pontious showed other examples artist's 
drawings and artwork translated to ceramic 
steel. She reported that the Ms. Carnwath's 
green grid would be offset from the grid of 
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Motion : Motion to approve the design concept 
by Squeak Carnwath for one of the Airport 
Concourse walls. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

Enrique Chagoya 

Enrique Chagoya has proposed a piece entitled 
"Love Letters". The imagery is of origami 
boats floating on the water with "love 
letters" written on them in different 
languages. A hand in the upper right hand 
corner is placing a boat in the water. While 
the panel and the AASC felt that this was one 
of the most poetic images presented, concern 
was expressed that the hand was too ominous 
looking. Ms. Pontious reported that the 
artist was willing to work with the 
composition to modify the hand. He is 
proposing the execute the work in ceramic 
steel. 

Commissioners Lisac and Meyer felt that they 
could not support this proposal. 
Commissioner Rascon stressed the process that 
had brought this recommendation forward, and 
the professional qualifications of the 
selection panelists. Commissioner Meyer 
agreed that Mr. Chagoya is an important 
artist. Jill Manton recommended that the 
Committee approve Mr. Chagoya as a selected 
artist, pending seeing a revised proposal. 

Motion : Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya as 
an artist selected for one of the Concourse 
gate room walls, pending approval of a 
revised proposal. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

Oliver Jackson 

Susan Pontious reported that while the 
selection panel voted for Oliver Jackson was 
4 to 2 , the Airport Art Steering Committee 
voted not to approve his proposal. This is 
because Oliver Jackson does not work from 
maquettes, and would not define his proposal 
any more than the sketches he presented. 



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Members from the Airport Art Steering 
Committee felt that this was too much of a 
leap of faith, and not fair to other artists 
who were required to make detailed project 
proposals . 

Commissioner Meyer felt that the drawings 
submitted by Mr. Jackson were adequate for 
him. Staff pointed out that we also needed 
to get Airport Commission approval, which we 
were unlikely to give if the artist was 
opposed by their representatives on the AASC . 

Jill Manton suggested that staff be directed 
to identify an existing work by Mr. Jackson 
to acquire for the Airport. Mr. Jackson was 
one of the artist's that Kathy Holland and 
Karen Tsujimoto had identified earlier for 
acquisition in their report on the 
collection . 

Motion : Motion to identify existing work by 

Oliver Jackson for acquisition for the 

Airport . 

Moved : Lisac/Rascon 

Vote ; Unanimous 

C. Payment of Design Development Fees for Gate room 
Walls. 

Susan Pontious requested approval to pay the above 
artists $5,000 each for design development. This 
is the same fee that was approved for 
Alicia/Montoya , Mildred Howard, and Sultan/Mandel . 

Motion : Motion to authorize the payment of $5,000 
each to Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert 
Garcia, Viola Frey, and Rigo for the Concourse 
Gate room wall final proposal development. 
Moved : Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

D. Impact of Value Engineering on Keith Sonnier 
proposal for Concourse G. 

Susan Pontious reported that a letter had been 
sent from Rich Newirth to John Martin and from 
Stanlee Gatti to Henry Berman, President of the 
Airport Commission expressing concern about the 
impact of VE cuts in the architecture on Keith 



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Sonnier's artwork. Jason Yuen called Mr. Newirth 
on behalf of John Martin to assure him that 
changes would not be made without consulting the 
Art Commission. Mr. Newirth reported that he 
thinks the letters had the desired impact, and 
that the Airport was waiting for the bids to come 
in for Concourse A before taking any further 
action on VE cuts. 

E. Approval of deSoto Plaque Prototype 

Susan Pontious reported that this item is tabled. 
She reported that neither she nor Jill Manton felt 
that the prototype submitted was adequate. 

F. Ned Kahn Design Contract 

Susan Pontious reported that while the north tower 
of the parking garage had been deferred, the 
ART/BART station was going ahead as planned. Ned 
Kahn has. been working with the architects and has 
a concept in which they are very interested. It 
involves working with light from the skylight and 
the wind currents created by the light rail 
vehicles. 

Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of 

Cultural Affairs to enter into an Agreement with 

Ned Kahn to design a work of art for the Airport 

Rapid Transit and BART Transit station at the 

Airport . 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 

Collections 

A. Report on gift from R. Maloney/Robbie Robins, 
"Sail Onward" . 

Debra Lehane reported that the gift from Mr. 
Maloney and Robbie Robins was no longer being 
offered because they had found a site at the 
Delancey Street Program that they liked, and 
Delancey Street has said that they want the 
sculpture . 

B. Report on Golden Gate Park Photo exhibit 
Debra Lehane reported that an exhibit of 
photographs by George Clapper of the monuments of 
Golden Gate Park will open on the third floor of 
the Interim City Hall on December 12th. The 
exhibition will help to promote the Commission's 



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Adopt-a-Monument Program. George Clapper produced 
the series of photographs while serving as a Save 
Outdoor Sculpture volunteer for the Commission. 

Report on PSA announcement 

Joseph Coplans who produced the 1-1/2 minute film 
on the Pioneer Mother in Golden Gate Park has 
edited the film to produce a 30 second Public 
Service Announcement which will be distributed to 
the local networks for broadcast. At the same 
time Mr. Coplans is creating a Web site for the 
Civic Art Collection Program for the Adopt-a- 
Monument campaign. The PSA, Web site and City 
Hall exhibit are all scheduled for early December. 

Gift of George Rickey sculpture, "Double L". 
Debra Lehane reported that Dr. Carl Djerrasi had 
proposed a gift of the George Rickey sculpture, 
"Double L" for the Library. She reported that she 
and Commissioner Gatti had met with Mr. Djerrasi 
to further discuss the gift. 

Motion : Motion to accept with gratitude into the 
City Art Collection a gift from Dr. Carl Djerrasi 
for the New Main Library of a sculpture by George 
Rickey titled "Double L Excentric Gyratory", 1982, 
stainless steel, 18 x 37 ' valued at $300,000. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

Buffano Relocation 

Debra Lehane reported that Rich Newirth would be 
asking a member of the Board of Supervisors to 
pull the Buffano issue out of committee. She 
reported that she had diligently researched other 
possible locations for the Buffano sculpture, but 
still felt that the Brotherhood Way site was the 
most appropriate. She made the point that the 
sculpture weighs 50 tons. Other sites suggested 
(Civic Center, Yerba Buena, Embarcadero ) would 
need major re-enforcement to support the 
sculpture. She requested that the Committee 
reaffirm the Brotherhood Way site for the Buffano. 

Motion : Motion to reaffirm the Art Commission's 
site on Brotherhood Way as the preferred location 
for the relocation of the sculpture by Beniamino 
Buffano titled "Peace" . 



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Moved: Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI . Civic Center Court House 

Jill Manton reported that in response to the 
judges request, Ann Preston had modified the 
buttocks of her zinc figures so that it was no 
longer obvious whether or not it was a rear or 
front view. She would be taking this modification 
the judges for : their approval. She asked the 
Committee to approve this modification. 

Motion : Motion to approve the modified figures in 

Ann Preston's relief sculpture designed for the 

court house. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 

V. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton reported that now that our ordinance allows 
pooling of funds, she would like approval to pool 
potential Clean Water Dept . funds so that sculptural 
elements in Patricia Johannson's "Endangered Garden" 
project could be completed. 

Motion : Motion to approve the aggregation of art 
enrichment funds generated by Clean Water Dept. 
projects in order to complete the sculptural elements 
of Patricia Johanson's environmental artwork, 
"Endangered Garden" . 
Moved : Lisac/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

Orders and Reports 

1. Motion : Motion to approve the following consent 

calendar items: 

Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to approve increase in Carl Cheng's 
contract (CT2830002) by $7,754 to complete work on 
the skylight heliostats at the New Sheriff's 
Facility. 

B. Motion to increase conservation contract with 
Genevieve Baird by $35,000 for conservation of 
various monuments and sculptures for fiscal year 
1996-97. 



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C. Motion to approve the use of the 5132,900 art 
enrichment funds generated by the Airport Rail 
Transit Maintenance Facility in a more publicly 
accessible location at the Airport. 

D. Motion to authorize increase of agreement with 
Lewis deSoto for Civic Center Court House by 
$3,050. 

2. Motion : Motion to procure the services of Arcus Assoc, 
for waterproofing design solutions and to pay Arcus 
Assoc, an amount not to exceed $9,500 for waterproofing 
design solutions. ' 

Moved : Gatti/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

3. Motion : Motion approving a letter of appreciation to 
be written on behalf of the Art Commission commending 
Teresa Piccolotti/Postf un for her work in designing and 
implementing the Gallery's Web site. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

Motion : Motion approving a letter of appreciation to 
be written on behalf of the Art Commission commending 
Teresa Piccolotti/Postf un for her work in designing and 
implementing the Gallery's Web site. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Motion: Motion to approve the revised proposal by 
Juana Alicia and Emmanuel Montoya. 

Moved : Lisac/Gatti 
Vote : Unanimous 

5. Motion : Motion to approve Mildred Howard's revised 
proposal, entitled "Salt Peanuts", for one of the gate 
room walls at SFO. 

Moved : Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

6. Motion : Motion to approve proposal by Rigo for one of 
the Concourse gate room walls. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

7. Motion : Approval of proposal submitted by Rupert 
Garcia for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 



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Moved : Rascon/Lisac 
Vote : Ayes: Rascon, Lisac 
Nays: Meyer 

8. Motion : Motion to approve the proposal concept by 
Viola Frey for one of the Concourse gate room walls. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 

9. Motion : Motion to approve the design concept by Squeak 
Carnwath for one of the Airport Concourse walls. 
Moved : Lisac/Meyer 

Vote : Unanimous 

10. Motion : Motion to approve Enrique Chagoya as an artist 
selected for one of the Concourse gate room walls, 
pending approval of a revised proposal. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

11. Motion : Motion to identify existing work by Oliver 
Jackson for acquisition for the Airport. 

Moved : Lisac/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

12. Motion: Motion to authorize the payment of $5,000 each 
to Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, 
Viola Frey, and Rigo for the Concourse Gate room wall 
final proposal development. 

Moved : Meyer/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 

13. Motion : Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural 
Affairs to enter into an Agreement with Ned Kahn to 
design a work of art for the Airport Rapid Transit and 
BART Transit station at the Airport. 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

14. Motion : Motion to accept with gratitude into the City 
Art Collection a gift from Dr. Carl Djerrasi for the 
New Main Library of a sculpture by George Rickey titled 
"Double L Excentric Gyratory" , 1982, stainless steel, 
18 x 37 ■ valued at $300,000. 

Moved ; Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 



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15. Motion : Motion to reaffirm the Art Commission's site on 
Brotherhood Way as the preferred location for the 
relocation of the sculpture by Beniamino Buffano titled 
"Peace " . 

Moved : Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

16. Motion : Motion to approve the modified figures in Ann 
Preston's relief sculpture designed for the court 
house . 

Moved : Lisac/Meyer 
Vote : Unanimous 

17. Motion : Motion to approve the aggregation of art 
enrichment funds generated by Clean Water Dept . 
projects in order to complete the sculptural elements 
of Patricia Johanson's environmental artwork, 
"Endangered Garden" . 

Moved : Lisac/Rascon 
Vote : Unanimous 



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PROGRAMS 



POPS Symphony Concei 
Public / 



Street Artists Licenses 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 

Special Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Tuesday. December 4, 1996 



Community Arts 

& education Commissioners Present: Commissioner Stanlee Gatti 
gauery Commissioner Andrew Lisac 



Commissioner William Meyer 
Commissioner Armando Rascon 

Staff Present: Richard Newirth, Director of Cultural .Affairs 

Jill Manton. Director. Public Art Program 

Others in Attendance: Bill Maxwell. .Artist 

Buster Simpson. Artist 

Boris Dramov. Urban Designer. ROMA 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, December 4, 
1996 for the purpose of discussing the proposed art concepts for the Mid- 
Embarcadero Public Ail Program. 

A G E N D A 

I. Discussion of Buster Simpson's Art Concepts 

Jill Manton introduced Buster Simpson who summarized the various components 
that were contained in his proposal for the Mid-Embarcadero Open Space - 

1. A large scale sculpture of a foot made from carrera marble that had myriad 
meanings and implications, ie. the foot of the City, the foot of a City street, the foot 
of the bay, to embark, to set foot, to begin a journey, and perhaps, most significantly, 
to mark the placement of the footings that supported the elevated freeway that once 
separated the city from the waterfront: 

2. Tire development of a water treatment for the rear portion of the Yaillancourt 
Fountain: 

3. Markers on the ground plane that would indicate the location of other footings for 
the overhead freeway; 

4. A representation of the underground location of the whaling ship ROMA: 

5. Relocation of historic monuments King Carlos and De Anza from Justin Herman 
Plaza South to the foot of Market Street where they would be placed on axis with 
Sacramento Street, reinforcing the streel grid, also carrying on a tradition along 
Market Street of placing historic monuments on the north side of the street. The 
monuments would also recall the origin of the pluase Bull and Bear Market which 
apparently originated in a kind a game tiist created at the SF Mission Dolores. 

The Commissioners commended Mr, Simpson on the extent of his work on the 
project. Jill Manton explained that significant reductions in the overall Open Space 

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budget have now precluded moving forward with many of the concepts proposed. 
She reported that there was a good likelihood that the loot sculpture would be 
funded from the Mid-Embarcadero Roadway budget because of its proposed 
location on the promenade. (Promenade improvements are eligible for Roadway 
funding.) The artist communicated why a land-side location near the foot of Clay 
Street was more consistent with his original concept of the foot commemorating the 
past elevated freeway of which there is no longer a trace. A discussion ensued about 
the merits of the landside vs. the promenade location. Boris Dramov made a stung 
case that the promenade location was not only less physically constrained for the 
placement of the sculpture, on the promenade, the sculpture would rest on a more 
significant footing, thai of the seawall, which was the basis for the development and 
growth of the Embarcadero. The Commissioners concurred .and the artist agreed to 
work with the promenade site. Discussion about the height and design of the pedestal 
upon which the sculpftire will rest continued. The artist will conduct further 
investigation of the structural issues and develop a proposal for the pedestal to be 
reviewed by the Committee at a subsequent meeting. A motion was passed to 
support the location of the foot sculpuire by Buster Simpson on the promenade. 
pending the structural feasibility of doing litis within the project budget. 

Motion: Approval of proposed location for Foot sculpture by Buster Simpson 
on the waterfront promenade at a specific location to be determined, pending 
structural feasibility within confines of established project budget. 
Motion: Commissioner Armando Rascon 

Second: Commissioner Andrew Lisac 

At this point, there was some discussion about the proposed relocation of two 
historic monuments. De Anza and King Carlos, to a Market Street location. Jill 
Manton reminded the Commission that the relocation was clearly subject to Art 
Commission approval, as reflected in the City charter and stated that litis was a 
Collections issue. Manager Debra Lehane should be involved in the discussion 
regarding this proposal as well. The Commissioners wanted more information before 
a decision and sugested that historical experts be consulted about the significance of 
these two monuments. Commissioner Lisa, expressed his concent that relocating the 
monuments to this location might be giving undue prominence to the role ot the 
Spanish in San Francisco. No action was taken on this part of the artist's proposal at 
this time. 

II. Discussion of China Sky In Bill Maxwell 

Jill Manton explained to the Commission that there had been signficanl and vocal 

opposition to the proposed location of China Skv at the loot o! Market Street. It was 
seen as a symbolic interuption of the intersection of Market Slice! with the 

Embarcadero. There was also concern voiced that ii would interfere with (he ability 
of vehicles and floats to access Markel Street during parades and chic celebrations. 
\is Mantori stated her opinion thai il was impractical to think thai the \n 

Commission could overcome the opposition I he resolutions passed al both the City 



Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors approved the overall urban 
design scheme with the artwork in another location other than the foot of Market 
Street. Discussion ensued regarding the availability of other sites for the artwork. The 
Commissioners voiced their reservations about placing the artwork on Block 202 
where its implementation would be linked to that of the proposed underground Port 
parking garage. The artist indicated his willingness to consider other sites and to 
rexise the design to be both above-grade as well as a penetration of the earth. Boris 
Dramov suggested that Rincon Park might be an appropriate location as well as an 
area adjacent to Justin Herman Plaza where a Butterfly Museum Habitat has been 
proposed. These two sites were of interest to both the artist and the Conunissioners. 
They directed Ms. Manton to investigate the feasibility of either of the above sites 
for China Sky. Ms. Manton further informed the Committee that there were no 
funds to compensate the artist to continue to resolve the design of China Sky. nor to 
modify' it for a new location, let along to actually implement the artwork This project 
was to have been funded as part of the overall Open Space improvement budget. 
With little or no funding for the Open Space improvements, the an budget has all but 
disappeared. Ms. Manton indicated her willingness to research funding opportunities. 
to write grants, etc and requested that the Commissioners pass on any suggestions 
they may have. 

Hie meeting was concluded ai 5:30PM. 



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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



AGENDA 



PROGRAMS 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, December 18, 1996 

Civic Am Collection 3:00 P.M. 

C ' V 'co D mmunitVai!t" 25 VAN NESS AVENUE, Suite 70 

& Education 
Cultural Equity Grants . 

pops symphony concerts Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing an 

publicart information card and giving it to the Committee Secretary, 

who will schedule testimony during the appropriate agenda 

Street Artists Licenses item. 

Suite 70 

AGENDA ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION 
*rtCo ission gallery MAY INCLUDE: MOTIONS OF RECOMMENDATION, RECOMMENDATION TO 

** T 40i M van n°m a™"" APPROVE WITH CONTINGENCIES, RECOMMENDATION TO DISAPPROVE, 
4i5.ss4.608o RECOMMENDATION TO DEFER APPROVAL. 

I . Consent Calender 

a. Motion to extend contract # CT286105 with Ann 
Chamberlain for artwork at the General Hospital Parking 
Garage to June 30, 1997. 

b. Motion to extend contract # CT2820014 with Su-Chen Hung 
for design of art for the Vallejo Churchill Parking 

™" Garage to December 31, 1997. 

c. Motion to extend contract # CT2840020 with Clifford 
Rainey for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency 
Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 

d. Motion to extend contract # CT2840019 with Cheryl Riley 
for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency Dispatch 
Center to June 30, 1997. 

e. Motion to approve payment of $4000 to Michael Manwaring 
for services rendered over past two years to design ADA 
retrofit of Historic Interpretive Signage Project. 

f. Motion to approve contract with Seeing Comes Before 
Words Design to create and design Watershed Exhibition 
for an amount not to exceed $7,000. 

II. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 
Jill Manton and Tonia Macneil 

Staff report on Moscone Howard Street and Moscone 
Center Expansion. 

Motion to approve the selection panel's recommendation 
of artists Carl Cheng, Diller and Scofidio, Ned Kahn , 

San Francisco „ . . .. „ , .. ,,, . -_ , _ . . _ . , . 

Celia Munoz, Mat Mullican and Nam Jun Paik as finalists 
for the Moscone Center Expansion architectural design 
team project and to pay the finalists an honorarium of 
$250 each plus travel expenses to participate in 
interviews in January of 1997. 

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III. Jackson Playground 

Tonia Macneil, Joshua Sarantitis 

a. Presentation 

b. Motion to approve revised design and program for 
community involvement in creation of artwork for the 
Jackson Playground. 

IV. Gallery 
Rupert Jenkins 

a. Report on 155/165 Grove Street retrofit analysis. 

b. Request and motion to reallocate funds for production 
costs of Mary Ellen Pleasant exhibit. 

V. Civic Center Court House 
Jill Manton/Ann Preston 

a. Report on presentation of modified torso design to 
judges. 

b. Motion to authorize increase in contract with Ann 
Preston by $5,220 for time and expenses incurred in 
developing new design motif for border of 
zinc/fiberglass panels for Civic Center Courthouse. 

VI . Collections 
Debra Lehane 

Discussion on relocation of King Carlos and de Anza 
sculptures on Embarcadero and Roald Amundsen sculpture 
at Golden Gate Park 

VII. Staff Reports 

Presentation of slides of recently completed projects: 

Fire Stations #24 and #44 

General Hospital Parking Garage 
Market Street Art in Transit 
Muni Key Stops 
Collections 

Muni Metro Art/Signage Program 
911 Center 
Mid Embarcadero Project Status 

VIII. Adjournment. 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



FROG RAMS 

Civic Art Collection 

Civic Design Review 

Community Arts 

& Education 

Cultural Equity Grants 

Gallery 

POPS Symphony Concerts 

Public Art 



Street Artists Licenses 

Suite 70 

415.252.2581 



Special Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Tuesday. December 4, 1996 

Commissioners Present: Commissioner Stanlee Gaili 
Commissioner Andrew Lisac 

Commissioner William Meyer 
Commissioner Armando Raseon 



Staff Present: 



Richard Newirth. Director of Cultural .Affairs 
Jill Manton. Director. Public Art Prosram 



Others in Attendance: 



Bill Maxwell .Artist 

Buster Simpson. Artisl 

Boris Dramov. Urban Designer. ROMA 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on Tuesday, December 4. 
1996 for the purpose of discussing the proposed art concepts for the Mid- 
Embarcadero Public Art Program. 

A G E N D A 



I. Discussion of Buster Simpson's Art Concepts 

Jill Manton introduced Buster Simpson who summarized the \ arious components 
that were contained in his proposal for the Mid-Embarcadero ( )pen Space - 

1. A large scale sculpture of a foot made from carrera marble thai had myriad 
meanings and implications, ie. the foot of the City, the foot of a City street, the foot 
of the bay, to embark, to sel foot, to begin a journey, and perhaps, most significantly, 
to mark the placement of the footings that supported the elevated freeway thai once 
separated the cily from the waterfront; 

2. The development of a water treatment for the rear portion of the Vaillancourl 
fountain: 

3. Markers on the ground plane that would indicate the location of other footings for 
the overhead freeway; 

4. A representation of the underground location ol the whaling ship R< )M \: 
5 Relocation ol historic monuments King Carlos and 1 >e Anza from Justin Herman 
Plaza South to the fool ofMarkel Street where the} would be placed on a\is with 
Sacramento Street, reinforcing the street grid, also carrying on a tradition along 
Market street oi placing historic monuments on the north side ol the streel 1 lie 

* ty and county oi monuments would also recall the origin ol the phrase Ball and Beai Market which 
san Francisco apparent!} originated in n kind a game Brsl created ai the SF Mission Dolores, 

I he Commissioners commended Mr. Simpson on the extent of his work on the 
project. Jill Manton explained thai significant reductions in the overall ( >pen Space 

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SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



TROGRA 



Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 

community arts Commi ss ioners Present : 

& Education a j n « L . 

cultural EoyiTY grants Armando Rascon , Chair 

POPS SvMrHONv Concerts Andrew Lisac 
Public Art., . ■, •, . ., 

William Meyer 
Dede Wilsey 



MINUTES 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, December 18, 1996 



Richard Newirth, Director 
t commission GALLSRyNancy Gonchar 
401 van Ness AvENUED onna Graves 

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Rupert Jenkins 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

I . CONSENT CALENDAR 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent 
calendar items. 
Vote: Unanimous 

A. Motion to extend contract # CT286105 with Ann 
Chamberlain for artwork at the General Hospital Parking 
Garage to June 30, 1997. 

B. Motion to extend contract # CT2820014 with Su-Chen 
Hung for design of art for the Vallejo Churchill 
Parking Garage to December 31, 1997. 

C. Motion to extend contract # CT2840020 with 
Clifford Rainey for design of artwork for the 911 
Emergency Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 

D. Motion to extend contract # CT2840019 with Cheryl 
Riley for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency 
Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 




iiTY and County of 
San Francisco 



E. Motion to approve payment of S4000 to Michael 
Manwaring for services rendered over past two years to 
design ADA retrofit of Historic Interpretive Signage 
Project . 

F. Motion to approve contract with Seeing Comes 
Before Words Design to create and design Watershed 
Exhibition for an amount not to exceed $7,000. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 tee. 415.252.2590 fax 415.252.25' 



III. JACKSON PLAYGROUND 

Tonia Macneil introduced Joanne Wilson, Recreation 
and Park Department project manager, John Thomas, DPW 
landscape architect, and Joshua Sarantitis, artist, who 
presented a revised project concept to the committee. 

Mr. Thomas explained that this project was a 
renovation of the existing playground and would be 
installed by late spring. Due to topographic 
conditions, there will be a split-level playground 
separated by a wall. The wall will serve a dual 
function as a retaining wall and as seating. 

Mr. Sarantitis indicated that there would be two 
areas of artwork. Children's artwork created at four 
separate community workshops will be inset into the 
surface of the wall. The children will work directly on 
bisque tile, or on raw clay which will be glazed. The 
artist will also install his own mosaic designs on the 
wall. If funding can be secured, Mr. Sarantitis will 
also create freestanding mosaic figures of a lizard and 
a family of frogs which will be installed on top of the 
wall. The animal theme was chosen because of the 
artwork' s setting in nature, and children naturally 
relate to animals. 

The project has substantial community support. In 
fact, Ms. Wilson indicated that $4,000 to $5,000 had 
been raised by the community to help with the 
renovation expenses. Commissioners and staff commended 
the artist for his ability to stretch a small budget. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised design and program 
for community involvement in creation of artwork for 
the Jackson Playground. 

Moved: Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. GALLERY 

A. Report on 155/165 Grove Street Retrofit Analysis and 
Update. 

Mr. Jenkins reported that the Health Department 
had planned to demolish the gallery building by July of 
next year to make way for trailers to be used for 
emergency services. As was agreed at last month's 
committee meeting, Mr. Jenkins obtained new estimates 
for retrofitting the Gallery from two companies. 
Included in the retrofit estimate were ADA figures 
estimated at $32,000, costs for a wall opening allowing 
access into the sculptural garden, and contingency 
fees. With all these costs included, the highest 
estimate was $201,000, compared with the 1992 estimate 
of $557,000. 

Director Ncwirth reported that at a recent meeting 
with representatives from Real Estate, Public Health 
and the Bureau of Architecture, he had indicated the 



V. CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE 

Ann Preston's Project for Fourth Floor Family Court 

Jill Manton reported on her presentation of Ann 
Preston's efforts to modify her torso design to the 
judges. Last month, the judges had asked for a 
modification of the design. However, they have since 
decided that use of the figurative motif as a border 
would be too controversial, is inappropriate for -a 
courthouse and have requested a completely new design. 
Ann Preston has agreed to design a new border for the 
zinc panels. 

Ms. Manton requested that additional fees of 
$5,220 be approved for the artist's efforts to create 
the new design. Ms. Manton added that fourth floor 
terrazzo samples will be ready soon and she will bring 
them to the committee for approval. 

Commissioner Rascon commented that this was a 
unique situation and Commissioner Lisac was concerned 
about the additional costs incurred by having the 
artist prepare a new design. 

Motion : Motion to authorize increase in contract with 
Ann Preston by $5,220 for time and expenses incurred in 
developing new design motif for border of 
zinc/fiberglass panels for Civic Center Courthouse. 
Moved : Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI . COLLECTIONS 

A. Relocation of King Carlos and de Anza sculptures 
on Embarcadero . 

Debra Lehane opened discussion regarding Buster 
Simpson's proposed relocation of the King Carlos and de 
Anza monuments from the Mid-Embarcadero to Market 
Street, where other monuments are located. Ms. Lehane 
was concerned with this proposal as she feels that the 
current siting of Market Street monuments is not 
optimal. Thus, it might not be the best choice to move 
additional sculptures to continue the pattern of siting 
sculptures in this manner along Market Street. She 
indicated that the departmental plan discusses 
distributing artworks throughout the city and asked the 
committee for guidance in determining whether a general 
plan for citywide artwork distribution was desired. 

Discussion ensued regarding the scope and weight 
of specific artist's recommendations, identification of 
sites for existing or new works, relocation funding, 
and potentiality of conflicts such as those surrounding 
the Pioneer Monument. 

Commissioners Lisac, Meyer and Rascon agreed that 
further discussion was needed on this issue. 
Commissioner Rascon suggested that two discussions take 
place: one on an overall city policy for placement of 
sculptures and another specific to this relocation 




SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION 



' COLI 



MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, December 18, 1996 



Civic Design Review 

community AnTsCommi ss i oners Present : 

& Education a _i n ^.l • 

culturae equity grants Armando Rascon, Chair 

POPS Symphony Concerts Andrew Lisac 
Public Art.. .-.-.. . . 

William Meyer 



Dede Wilsey 



Street Ar 



Licei 
Suite 70 



415 252 2S8iStaf f Present: 

Richard Newirth, Director 
t commission GAUERYNancy Gonchar 
401 van ness AvfNUEDorma. Graves 

415 554.6080,, , , . 

Rupert Jenkins 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 




The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

I . CONSENT CALENDAR 

Motion : Motion to approve the following consent 
calendar items. 
Vote : Unanimous 

A. Motion to extend contract # CT286105 with Ann 
Chamberlain for artwork at the General Hospital Parking 
Garage to June 30, 1997. 

B. Motion to extend contract # CT2820014 with Su-Chen 
Hung for design of art for the Vallejo Churchill 
Parking Garage to December 31, 1997. 

C. Motion to extend contract # CT2840020 with 
Clifford Rainey for design of artwork for the 911 
Emergency Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 

D. Motion to extend contract # CT2840019 with Cheryl 
Riley for design of artwork for the 911 Emergency 
Dispatch Center to June 30, 1997. 

E. Motion to approve payment of S4000 to Michael 
Manwaring for services rendered over past two years to 
design ADA retrofit of Historic Interpretive Signage 
Project . 

F. Motion to approve contract with Seeing Comes 
Before Words Design to create and design Watershed 
Exhibition for an amount not to exceed $7,000. 



25 Van Ness Ave. Suite 240. San Francisco. CA. 94102 Til. 415.252.2S90 i*\ 415 252.2: 



II. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER 

nrn . Jil l M fnton described the two primary areas of the 
project that were identified as public art 
opportunities and reviewed project developments to 
date. A selection panel met on December 9 to identify 

lf t ls V° W ° rk on the building entry/exter or facade 
project Approximately sixty artists' works were 
reviewed by the panel, which has recommended six 
finalists to be interviewed at a subsequent meeting in 
January Slides of the six finalists were then 
presented to the committee: Carl Cheng D r and 

^n°e fl pai k . Ned ^ Matt ^ n ^' <*"* Mun^'a^Nam 
liaisonTo 1 ?^ " 61 " ? aSCOn ' Wh ° Was the Commission's 

should be a concern with both dav use hv tu<> n 
conventioneers, as well as i t * ' *h? f ■ Center 
impact upon San France! J resident! ^^ ^^^ * nd 

committee that due to N«m , n . f ° lnforn >ed the 

would not b t a L ?*f k * rGCent stroke . he 
working thmlh' a ttend an interview and would be 

his PrfcticTfoV ^raTve^rs 5 ' Z^ ^ ^^ >"« 
inability to travel staff ^H' h""!* ° f Mr " Paik ' s 
to include him as ,f I s "undecided as to whether 
alternate means of interviewing JZZ suggested that an 
call could be set U p nterwewin S such as a conference 

S^endat°ion n of°at?L r ?rc th r " lect "° Panel's 
5S^„*^4> „. ,..°} ar tists Carl Cheng, Diller and 




■ v °t e: Unanimous 



III. JACKSON PLAYGROUND 

Tonia Macneil introduced Joanne Wilson, Recreation 
and Park Department project manager, John Thomas, DPW 
landscape architect, and Joshua Sarantitis, artist, who 
presented a revised project concept to the committee. 

Mr. Thomas explained that this project was a 
renovation of the existing playground and would be 
installed by late spring. Due to topographic 
conditions, there will be a split-level playground 
separated by a wall. The wall will serve a dual 
function as a retaining wall and as seating. 

Mr. Sarantitis indicated that there would be two 
areas of artwork. Children's artwork created at four 
separate community workshops will be inset into the 
surface of the wall. The children will work directly on 
bisque tile, or on raw clay which will be glazed. The 
artist will also install his own mosaic designs on the 
wall. If funding can be secured, Mr. Sarantitis will 
also create freestanding mosaic figures of a lizard and 
a family of frogs which will be installed on top of the 
wall. The animal theme was chosen because of the 
artwork' s setting in nature, and children naturally 
relate to animals. 

The project has substantial community support. In 
fact, Ms. Wilson indicated that 84,000 to $5,000 had 
been raised by the community to help with the 
renovation expenses. Commissioners and staff commended 
the artist for his ability to stretch a small budget. 

Motion : Motion to approve revised design and program 
for community involvement in creation of artwork for 
the Jackson Playground. 
Moved: Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

IV. GALLERY 

A. Report on 155/165 Grove Street Retrofit Analysis and 
Upda t e . 

Mr. Jenkins reported that the Health Department 
had planned to demolish the gallery building by July of 
next year to make way for trailers to be used for 
emergency services. As was agreed at last month's 
committee meeting, Mr. Jenkins obtained new estimates 
for retrofitting the Gallery from two companies. 
Included in the retrofit estimate were ADA figures 
estimated at $32,000, costs for a wall opening allowing 
access into the sculptural garden, and contingency 
fees. With all these costs included, the highest 
estimate was $201,000, compared with the 1992 estimate 
of $557,000. 

Director Newirth reported that at a recent meeting 
with representatives from Real Estate, Public Health 
and the Bureau of Architecture, he had indicated the 



Commission's <ztmr,a *.„„.: 

gallery building? ^a^o "nf "° ' h \ de ^^ L- »f the 
Department that prior t„ ?h T- the Health 
Commission should have h decision, the Art 

Commissioner Mever ««« j 
added that the site shoulSh! C ° M1Ssioner Gascon 
Past use, future use be assessed in terms of its 
from retrofitting^ S^iijr*" that **—**. 

has beln o^d be^au^f ^ Cit * Slte P-«r. Min| 
issue. Proposals for installat i Pr ° P ° S f d de »°litio„ 
-til the decision regard^ ^tH* ^-h.ld 

Mr. Jenkins reported Utt ™ easant exhibit. 
^hibit is a traveling exhibit * ^ Ellen Peasant 
and himself chronicling the £■ * urated b >" Susheel Bibbs 
American pioneer. The exMb^ ^ ° f * n African- 
travel from Sacramento, buJ due'to ° r J« lM "* «oing to 
circumstances, has to iL " t0 unf oreseen 
Jenkins intends"" £ v tnTShib^ • refab ^c.ted . Mr. 
libraries and schools. The pron^ " tr * Vel thr °"*h 
fabricating this travM • Proposed cost of 
$4,000. traveling exhibition is approximately 




Motion 



"for ^od^tion^irS^ 85 ' 000 ° f Ci ty Site 
exhibit. costs °f Mary Ellen Pleasant 



Lisac/Rascon 
Unanimous 







ci i 



V. CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE 

Ann Preston ' s Project for Fourth Floor Family Court 

Jill Manton reported on her presentation of Ann 
Preston's efforts to modify her torso design to the 
judges. Last month, the judges had asked for a 
modification of the design. However, they have since 
decided that use of the figurative motif as a border 
would be too controversial, is inappropriate for a 
courthouse and have requested a completely new design. 
Ann Preston has agreed to design a new border for the 
zinc panels. 

Ms. Manton requested that additional fees of 
$5,220 be approved for the artist's efforts to create 
the new design. Ms. Manton added that fourth floor 
terrazzo samples will be ready soon and she will bring 
them to the committee for approval. 

Commissioner Rascon commented that this was a 
unique situation and Commissioner Lisac was concerned 
about the additional costs incurred by having the 
artist prepare a new design. 

Motion : Motion to authorize increase in contract with 
Ann Preston by $5,220 for time and expenses incurred in 
developing new design motif for border of 
zinc/fiberglass panels for Civic Center Courthouse. 
Moved : Meyer/Lisac 
Vote : Unanimous 

VI . COLLECTIONS 

A. Relocation of King Carlos and de Anza sculptures 
on Embarcadero . 

Debra Lehane opened discussion regarding Buster 
Simpson's proposed relocation of the King Carlos and de 
Anza monuments from the Mid-Embarcadero to Market 
Street, where other monuments are located. Ms. Lehane 
was concerned with this proposal as she feels that the 
current siting of Market Street monuments is not 
optimal. Thus, it might not be the best choice to move 
additional sculptures to continue the pattern of siting 
sculptures in this manner along Market Street. She 
indicated that the departmental plan discusses 
distributing artworks throughout the city and asked the 
committee for guidance in determining whether a general 
plan for citywide artwork distribution was desired. 

Discussion ensued regarding the scope and weight 
of specific artist's recommendations, identification of 
sites for existing or new works, relocation funding, 
and potentiality of conflicts such as those surrounding 
the Pioneer Monument. 

Commissioners Lisac, Meyer and Rascon agreed that 
further discussion was needed on this issue. 
Commissioner Rascon suggested that two discussions take 
place: one on an overall city policy for placement of 
sculptures and another specific to this relocation 



proposal. He proposed going back to review what had 
transpired on Mr. Simpson's project. 

Commissioner Lisac volunteered to obtain 
assistance from a graduate student at Stanford to do 
historical research. 

An informal decision was made to discuss an 
overall city policy and Buster Simpson's specific 
relocation proposal further. 

late Sr^ ti0n ° f *°' id AmU » dsen sculpture at Golden 
contacted'herLd'ha^Mfe^ J* l*™*"" ^ounc il had 

H^s^^-srf ? = l~" 8ite ' 

>-• j.j.i\c lo asK the Council »■<-> uo-i* 

funds, waiting rt is a ap r p r opri:C ng Co^i"^ ^ laCk ° f 
Commissioner Rascon recommended fc !"r ° n " Me> ' er and 
consideration. recommended waiting pending further 

VII. STAFF REPORTS 

911 Center 

begin .U. , ^ii l SSS 1 fS P 21-Sl t «- around-breaking to 

Center had taken place on December fif^T"^ Dis P a tch 

basketball courts are beL h, i! . th ' Temporary 

by the construction at MarLret L °5 fSet th ° Se displaced 

Construction will take oil?! Hayward Playground. 

^t art will be in^e^ne ^1^'^ U «~*- 

Mid Embarcadero Project Status 

Jill Manton reported that c v^ • 
researching a new legation for Bill 'm " ft? Process of 
Sky and will approach the de J L ?" S " China 

"^^ Parti6S - <*> *• ob^inlS^n^ 6 ?-^ 
VI I I. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p. m . 





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